A Better Way to Teach Letter X: Free Worksheet
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A Better Way to Teach Letter X: Free Worksheet

Learn the Science of Reading-aligned way to teach the letter X to your students. Gain confidence in teaching your students all about the unique letter X and get a free printable orthographic mapping worksheet for student practice. 🤔 Rethinking How to Teach X As teachers, we begin explicit phonics instruction by introducing letters and linking…

10 Best Earth Day Books for Preschool
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10 Best Earth Day Books for Preschool

Check out this list of engaging books to help children understand and celebrate Earth Day. Young students will enjoy reading or listening to the read-aloud version of these books at home or in the classroom as they learn about recycling, sustainability, and taking care of our planet! Why We Recommend These Books 👉 This list…

Word Matrix: Free Customizable Template
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Word Matrix: Free Customizable Template

Get a customizable word matrix template, a great tool to integrate effective vocabulary instruction in the classroom! Students practice building words and analyzing their meanings using bases, prefixes, and suffixes with this free printable. All About Word Matrixes Word matrixes (sometimes called matrices) are a tool used to help kids learn about word parts and…

Free Spelling Inventory + Tips for Using Them
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Free Spelling Inventory + Tips for Using Them

Read all about spelling inventories, an important assessment tool for teachers! Learn what they are, and how to use them, and get a free and simplified version (3 pdfs) to use with your students. 📝 What Is a Spelling Inventory? A spelling inventory is a task given to kids to assess their current spelling and…

3 Free Dolch HFW Lists by Vowel Sound (SOR-aligned)
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3 Free Dolch HFW Lists by Vowel Sound (SOR-aligned)

Learn research-backed ways to teach sight words and get 3 FREE lists with all 220 Dolch words organized by vowel sound. This Science of Reading-aligned resource makes it easy to teach High Frequency Words based on similar sounds and features. 📃 What Are Dolch Sight Words? Edward Dolch was an educator from the 1930’s who…

All About Glued Sounds: Teaching Tips + Free Printables
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All About Glued Sounds: Teaching Tips + Free Printables

Learn all about the different types of glued sounds and get practical teaching tips for helping students master the concept. You’ll also get 3 free worksheets to help your students practice accurate reading and spelling. What Are Glued Sounds? Have you ever wondered why words like can or ham don’t have a true short vowel…

Cursive Handwriting Practice Sheets: Free pdfs (SOR-Aligned)
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Cursive Handwriting Practice Sheets: Free pdfs (SOR-Aligned)

Get 11 free cursive handwriting sheets that are Science of Reading Aligned for targeted cursive AND phonics practice. Read all about the importance and benefits of explicit handwriting instruction, including tips for teaching cursive writing. Why Teach Handwriting? Current researchers have found that the human brain has many interconnected pathways related to literacy. That’s why…

100 Free Printable CVC Words Chart & Cards
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100 Free Printable CVC Words Chart & Cards

Get 100 free printable CVC words cards with a printable chart to match. Kids will read the words and feel a huge sense of accomplishment as they realize that they have the skills to read 100 total words! About CVC Words CVC refers to a three-letter word following this specific pattern: Consonant-Vowel-Consonant. An excellent illustration…

11 Letter Q Worksheets – Free Printables!
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11 Letter Q Worksheets – Free Printables!

Get 11 free printable Letter Q worksheets, all designed following Science of Reading best practices for teaching the letter q to preschool and Kindergarten students. Children will practice writing the letter q, recognizing the q sound: /k/ /w/, and will learn the important qu spelling rule. Teaching the Letter Q It’s important that teachers be…

Phoneme Manipulation: 3 Free Worksheets
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Phoneme Manipulation: 3 Free Worksheets

Learn all about phoneme manipulation, an important foundational phonological awareness skill. Use the 3 free worksheets for kids to practice this skill by changing beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words! What Is Phoneme Manipulation? Phoneme manipulation is changing sounds in words. This can be done by adding, deleting, or substituting sounds in words. A…