beginning readers

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…

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…

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Why Develop Phonemic Awareness in Emergent Readers?

Phonemic Awareness: A Prerequisite for Reading Success What is phonemic awareness and why do young readers need to develop it? It is important to develop phonemic awareness in emergent readers because it is an oral language skill that includes a number of discrete skills: isolating beginning, middle, and ending sounds segmenting and blending phonemes manipulating…