Take a minute or two to learn about minimal pairs. You'll find out what they are and ways you can use them for decoding. You'll even discover a freebie to try. Did you know that minimal pairs (or trios) are a terrific way to provide bite-sized decoding practice for your students? What Are ... Read More about How to Effectively Use Minimal Pairs for Bite-Sized Decoding Practice
Stick around and learn about rapid word recognition charts. Find out what they are, why to try them, who will benefit, and how to create your own. When I saw a response to a question in a Facebook group that referenced rapid word recognition charts, I was instantly intrigued! Rapid word recognition ... Read More about Do You Want to Know All About Rapid Word Recognition Charts?
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