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5 Problems with Using MSV (aka The Three-Cueing System)

The three-cueing system or the multi-cueing system is also known as MSV. MSV stands for Meaning, Syntax and Visual cues, thus the three-cueing system. You may ask, “What is the problem with MSV?” For years a popular reading program (with ties to a renowned university) have been touting the strategy of MSV. I’ll admit it,…

Why Are Decodable Running Records Better Than Leveled Running Records?
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Why Are Decodable Running Records Better Than Leveled Running Records?

The number one reason for switching to decodable running records is that they allow you to assess and target your students’ reading skills in a way that aligns with the Science of Reading. Decodable running records are IN! Leveled running records are OUT! Are you frustrated with leveled running records? As long-time proponents of the…

The Magic of Decodable Texts
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The Magic of Decodable Texts

  Decodable Texts are a Necessary Tool  What’s so magical about decodable texts? Supporting systematic phonics instruction with decodable texts provides the opportunity for children to truly read with independence.  After students are taught a specific phonics concept, they must then apply this learning to connected text.  Students need to know that the code they…

How to Navigate a Common-Sense Approach to the Science of Reading

How to Navigate a Common-Sense Approach to the Science of Reading

A common-sense approach to the Science of Reading and literacy instruction is an essential part of being an effective educator. First and foremost, this approach requires that teachers adapt to the evolving nature of the Science of Reading. Following the science means being comfortable with discomfort. For the good of our students, we must embrace…

What You Need to Know About Decodable Running Records
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What You Need to Know About Decodable Running Records

Proponents of the science of reading realize leveled running records are flawed, but we also know decodable running records provide a wealth of information. You just have to know what to look for. There has been a lot of discussion about how to determine students’ mastery of foundational skills. We’ve written extensively about assessing essential…

Back to School:  Getting to Know Your First Grade Readers
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Back to School: Getting to Know Your First Grade Readers

It’s Back to School time! Looking for some fun reading tips and activities your children will love? This post offers free printables that will make the first weeks of school a success for students and teachers! Essential Back to School Assessments for Early Readers Back to School is an exciting time for primary students! First…