Decoding

What You Need to Know About Teaching the Final Stable Syllable
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What You Need to Know About Teaching the Final Stable Syllable

A final stable syllable is a syllable found at the end of a multisyllabic word. It is not a stand-alone syllable and must be attached to another syllable in order to form a word. Final means that the syllable occurs at the end of the word. Stable means that the pronunciation stays the same. Two…

How to Strengthen Decoding Skills with Instructional Scaffolds
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How to Strengthen Decoding Skills with Instructional Scaffolds

The first step in how to strengthen decoding skills is to connect phonemic awareness to print. In our previous post we discussed strengthening phonological awareness by incorporating targeted scaffolds (temporary assists). In that post, we focused on the oral aspect of phonemic awareness. However, it’s important to emphasize that research supports bridging the gap between…