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Category: Phonics

3 great spelling rules

What are The 3 Great Spelling Rules?

free phonics resources

Free (and Cheap) Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Resources

Teaching Phonemic Awareness with Letters

Teaching Phonemic Awareness with Letters

5 Ideas for Daily Spelling Review

Decoding Multi-Syllabic words

Decoding Multisyllabic Words

A young boy reading a fluency grid.

Fluency Grids: Practices That Work

Decodable Texts: When and How to Use

10 Phonics Terms You Should Know

Today, I want to keep it simple.  When you first learn about the Science of Reading, it can be overwhelming. 

The History of the English Language

               I have to be honest:  I am a full-on history nerd.  As an undergrad, I was a religious studies

My Favorite Alphabet Games

In general, I don’t play games every day with my students (or every week.)  There is one huge exception to

What the National Reading Panel Says About: Phonics

Synthetic phonics is more effective than embedded phonics. Phonics is ubiquitous. You honestly can’t read an education article or listen

My 5 Phonics Must-Haves

   I am the queen of simplicity and anti-hoarding.  If I haven’t used it in the past year or two, it’s