Our thoughts about teaching sight words have shifted from how things used to be. The infamous word walls are out, and the Science of Reading and its role in understanding sight words are in. In teaching young minds to read and write, understanding the science behind it is paramount. We’ll
“The Science of Reading” isn’t just a trendy phrase in education; it’s the key to unlocking the doors to proficient reading. It’s not a curriculum or just an educational philosophy but a collection of meticulously researched insights into how reading works. In a world where reading skills are critical, understanding
If you’ve ever felt a bit overwhelmed by all the different terms and ideas related to teaching reading, you’re definitely not alone. Today, we will explore two important terms: phonemes and graphemes. Reading can sometimes be tricky, and words like “phoneme” and “grapheme” might seem similar at first, but they
Do you have tons of alphabet picture cards from all of the reading series your district has moved on from? No worries, I’m going to share with you a few activities that you can use in your classroom! Let’s repurpose those ABC picture cards! Read on or press play! This
Sound walls have been sweeping across the nation recently, replacing word walls in classrooms all over. Why? This is because sound walls are an important part of the science of reading. They help students to understand how speech maps to print, and how the two work together to create meaning.
So you want to plan a teacher read-aloud? As educators, we have been told time and time again how read-alouds are important. It’s so important to really think about what we want to accomplish, move on to planning our read-aloud, and then prepping what we need. Today I’m going to
The simple view of reading has been a big part of the science of reading that is sweeping across educational circles. But what is it exactly, and how can we use it to inform our instruction? It’s no secret that reading problems in students have grown exponentially in recent years.
The term “science of reading” has been thrown out there a lot, but I’m not sure that I have found a clear, concise definition for it that didn’t sound like it was written by a scientist. Have you ever wondered what exactly IS the science of reading? Today I want