Can you picture those students who are constantly searching your classroom walls to find an image that will help them figure out what sound a letter stands for so they can decode unknown CVC words? Imagine how much time and energy they expend just to decode a single three-letter CVC ... Read More about How to Build in Support to Decode CVC Words
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How do you know when your students are ready to read and spell CVC (consonant vowel consonant short vowel pattern) words? When you're following a set curriculum, it's often full speed ahead, ready or not!Ask yourself the following questions:Can your students demonstrate consistent knowledge of a set ... Read More about How to Get Started With Teaching CVC Words
It's no wonder that the silent e vowel pattern can be prickly to learn. Just as your students are feeling confident decoding consonant-vowel-consonant short vowel words, you decide it's time to throw a new outlandish idea at them. Wait... you're telling them that vowels can stand for more than ... Read More about Is the Silent E Pattern Proving to Be Prickly?
Do you have students challenged by learning consonant digraphs and their corresponding sounds? It's no wonder they have difficulty wrapping their little minds around the concept that two letters can represent one totally unrelated sound. What a complicated business! First, they need to ... Read More about How to Address the Challenge of Consonant Digraphs