Category: Phonics

5 Tips to Help Struggling Readers

Are you a parent or a teacher of a student who is a struggling reader? If so, this post is for you! In today’s blog post, I am going to share 5 tips to help you teach your struggling readers and bring them success! Before I dive in, I wanted to let you know that […]

What is Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping?

Are you wondering what phoneme-grapheme mapping is or how to use it with your kindergarten, first, or second grade students?! Well, in today’s blog post I am sharing the steps you should follow to help students with this skill. Before I dive in, I wanted to let you know that all this information is available […]

The Floss Rule: What is it? Free Activities for Teaching

The FLOSS rule is a spelling rule that is known by other names in K-2 classrooms. Some call it Sammy Loves Friendly Zebras others call it the FLSZ rule, and others call it the Bonus Letter Rule. No matter what you call this rule, it means the same thing. The FLOSS rule is when you double the […]

5 Tips for Teaching Phonemic Awareness

In today’s post, we are talking all about phonemic awareness. We know that phonemic awareness is an essential component of teaching students how to read. There are tons of different phonemic awareness activities you can do with your students, but in today’s post, I want to share 5 things you should keep in mind when […]

How to Teach Consonant Blends

If you are a first or second-grade teacher, I am sure you’ve taught consonant blends to your students before! In this post,  I am going to share the steps I take when teaching this phonics skill to my students. Before I dive in, I wanted to let you know that you can watch/listen to all […]