When to Use C vs. K: Teaching Info + Free Printables
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When to Use C vs. K: Teaching Info + Free Printables

Learn the spelling generalizations for the /k/ sound and when to use C vs. K! Teaching this rule will be easy with the information and FREE printable resources! Download our helpful anchor chart and a practice worksheet to help your students become proficient spellers with C and K. Beginning /K/ Sound Rule for C or…

Science of Reading Morphology Poster – Free Printable!
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Science of Reading Morphology Poster – Free Printable!

Grab this free printable poster to promote the Science of Reading & morphology with your colleagues and students. Download your poster, then print and display it to brighten up your classroom or office space! βž• Why Morphology? As kids progress in their knowledge of phonics, they can begin to move from “learning to read” to…

25 Ways to Make Your OG Literacy Lessons Fun!
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25 Ways to Make Your OG Literacy Lessons Fun!

Get excellent ideas and practical tips for multimodal approaches to literacy instruction. These strategies will be sure to engage students and make your OG (Orton-Gillingham) literacy lessons fun and meaningful! Why Make OG Lessons Fun? According to P. Montgomery’s A Principals Primer for Raising Reading Achievement (2013), the majority of students need repeated exposures to…

All About Orthographic Mapping + FREE Worksheets
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All About Orthographic Mapping + FREE Worksheets

Learn all about orthographic mapping and its importance in building fluent readers. You’ll also get 2 free word mapping sheets for effective phoneme-grapheme mapping practice, so your students can turn unknown words into sight words! What is Orthographic Mapping? Orthographic mapping (OM) is the process our brains go through to create a permanent connection with…

How to Teach the Floss Rule + FREE Word List and Chart
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How to Teach the Floss Rule + FREE Word List and Chart

Learn all about the FLOSS rule and how to use Science of Reading-aligned methods to teach it to students. Download and print a FREE word list & FREE anchor chart to help your instruction stick! What Is the FLOSS Rule? πŸ‘‰ The FLOSS rule is a spelling generalization that says when a one-syllable word with…

Spring Flowers Word Building – FREE Printables
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Spring Flowers Word Building – FREE Printables

These Spring Flowers Word Building printables are a free, engaging, multisensory activity to practice phoneme-grapheme mapping, word building, alphabetical order, and more! 🌸 Why We Love It Like our winter word building activity, this helps students practice phoneme-grapheme mapping with 3 and 4 phoneme words. The flowers contain all the letters of the alphabet, plus…

Colorful Consonant Blends Anchor Chart – Free Printable
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Colorful Consonant Blends Anchor Chart – Free Printable

Get this colorful, fun, and FREE printable Consonant Blends Anchor Chart. Each of the 26 blends are written on the poster in large letters with a matching picture and keyword. πŸ§‘β€πŸ« Teaching Consonant Blends Consonant Blends Definition: Two or more consonants next to one another, with no vowels between, where each letter sound is heard…

All About Using Sound Walls in the Classroom
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All About Using Sound Walls in the Classroom

Read all about the best ways to start using a sound wall in your classroom. Learn about the benefits and get research-backed information and practical tips for using this effective tool to support the literacy needs of ALL students, and get links to FREE sound wall options! What Is a Sound Wall? A sound wall…

All About Word Ladders – Plus Free Printables
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All About Word Ladders – Plus Free Printables

Learn why word ladders (aka word chains) are an effective strategy when teaching kids to read and spell with accuracy. Get two free printables so you can begin using word ladders in your classroom today! What Are Word Ladders? Word ladders, which are also known as word chains, are an instructional tool used to help…

Valentine’s Day Word Mapping Worksheets – Free Printables
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Valentine’s Day Word Mapping Worksheets – Free Printables

Celebrate Valentine’s Day while learning and practicing spelling with these free printable Word Mapping Worksheets! Students will practice orthographic mapping 3, 4, and 5 phoneme words on worksheets featuring hearts, mailboxes, and valentines. πŸ’— Why It Works Phoneme-grapheme mapping using Elkonin Boxes helps to build important literacy skills like phonemic awareness, letter-sound correspondences, and spelling. We…