Instruction

Could It Be Dyslexia?
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Could It Be Dyslexia?

Concerned someone you know may have dyslexia? There are a number of warning signs of dyslexia that emerge well before a person is officially identified. While this page is not intended as a substitute for a formal educational evaluation, we do provide you with links to some assessment tools that can help provide valuable information…

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…

How to Strengthen Phonological Awareness Using Instructional Scaffolds
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How to Strengthen Phonological Awareness Using Instructional Scaffolds

For many beginning and struggling readers who need to strengthen phonological awareness, instructional scaffolds are a necessity. In our previous post, we answered a lot of questions about instructional scaffolds. In this post, we delve more deeply into specific scaffolds used to strengthen phonological awareness. What is Phonological Awareness? Phonological Awareness is an auditory skill….