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Want to know how the Science of Reading applies to your classroom? Keep reading to discover what the research suggests, and how we should teach phonics and phonemic awareness to help all students learn to read.

If you are a math teacher who is teaching multiplication to their students, what does their practice look like?  Do you give them 25 problems where 15 review addition and subtraction, 5 are division (even though you haven’t taught that yet), and only 5 problems practice your target skill?  OF COURSE YOU DON’T.  You know that in order to be
Sight words.  High-frequency words. Red Words. Heart words.  Who cares what they are called as long as your kids learn them, right?  And to a certain degree you are right.  But, I do think there are some key differences.  So, let’s talk vocabulary and then get to the good stuff—how we teach them to our children.          I used to think
               I’ve started and stopped this first post several times.  The idea of putting myself out there as some kind of expert in the Science of Reading is not only daunting, it’s just wrong.  I’d like to start by saying I’m not an expert—I’m not a researcher, a published author, or a professor.  I do not stand on the shoulders