Phonemic Awareness Practice with Letters
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Phonemic Awareness Practice with Letters

Learn all about what phonemic awareness is, the skills included within phonemic awareness, and why it’s best to practice phonemic awareness with letters. Read the research and get activities to use in your classroom with students. πŸ‘‚πŸΌWhat Is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic awareness is the awareness of the sound units that make up spoken words. These…

150+ Short A Words (Free Printable List)
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150+ Short A Words (Free Printable List)

Learn all about the short A sound and get a free printable list of over 150 short A words, organized by word family. 🍎 All About Short A A vowel sound is made with an open mouth, where the jaw drops and the sound is unobstructed. Every written syllable MUST include a vowel. Short vowels…

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. πŸ€” Rethinking How to Teach X As teachers, we begin explicit phonics instruction by introducing letters and linking…

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. πŸ“ What Is a Spelling Inventory? A spelling inventory is a task given to kids to assess their current spelling and…

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…

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…

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…

Free Magic E Syllable Practice Worksheet
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Free Magic E Syllable Practice Worksheet

This free Magic E Syllable practice worksheet helps kids differentiate between closed, open, and Magic E (VCe) syllables. Use this no-prep resource with students once you’ve introduced the Magic E syllable type. What Is the Magic E Syllable? The Magic E (ME) syllable is one of six syllable types in English. The 6 syllable types…

Free CVC Word Decodable Stories for Reading & Spelling
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Free CVC Word Decodable Stories for Reading & Spelling

Get 5 FREE worksheets with CVC word decodable stories, one worksheet for each short vowel. Kids will get targeted and meaningful decoding and encoding practice using these no-prep resources. πŸ“– Why Use Decodable Passages? We love using decodable texts for so many reasons! Decodable texts feature words and spellings directly linked to the letter-sound relationships…