When I kept encountering the words "orthographic mapping" in my reading, it piqued my curiosity! What is this? Why is it important? I decided I needed to knuckle down. I was determined to research and read (no more browsing and skimming) to fully grasp this difficult concept. What Is ... Read More about Are You Curious About the Importance of Orthographic Mapping?
Let's start by being clear about teaching high-frequency words! Are they high-frequency words or sight words; popcorn words, flash words, heart words, or tricky words? Perhaps they're decodable, nondecodable, regular, or irregular. How do we make sense of it all? Why should we teach high-frequency ... Read More about How to Make Sense of Teaching High-Frequency Words
Are you ready to implement an analogy-based phonics program with your students? If so, your first step is to check out my last blog post, Everything You Need to Know About Analogy-Based Phonics. Thinking about developing your own program? Be sure to read these suggestions! How to Start Teaching ... Read More about Would You Like a Free Sample of an Awesome Analogy-Based Phonics Program?
Are you searching for more ways to teach phonics? In that case, consider adding analogy-based phonics to your teaching repertoire. You can implement phonics instruction in several ways. Your choices include synthetic, analytic, and analogy-based approaches. I used one or more of these ... Read More about Everything You Need to Know About Analogy-Based Phonics