From Phonics to Fluency

Are you wondering how to take your students from basic phonics skills to becoming fluent readers?! Research has long shown that there is a strong correlation between expressive oral reading and silent reading comprehension. We know we need to develop fluent readers, but how can we do just that? In today’s post, I am going […]

3 Tips for Teaching Students to Blend Sounds

Have you ever had a student who can accurately say each sound in a word, but struggles to blend the phonemes together to make a word?! Me too! Every year I seem to have at least one student who needs a little more help blending sounds together to make words. If you’re in the same […]

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 […]

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 […]