Kids Phonics Games: Using Manipulatives and Multisensory Instruction to Master Phonics Patterns

Are you looking for ways to make your phonics instruction more fun for students? There are many benefits in using manipulatives, especially with struggling readers.
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Using First Grade Phonics Worksheets and Activities to Practice Phonics Skills

The most effective phonics intervention instruction is explicit, systematic and sequential. Students acquire skills more quickly when teachers explain phonics patterning using...
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When Should Multisyllable Words Worksheets and Activities be introduced in the Classroom?

Many students struggle with reading the longer words in text – those multisyllable words. Although that’s where they struggle, let’s check for precursor skills...
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Lesson Plan on Phonics for Effective Phonics Intervention

Congratulations, you’ve successfully assessed your students and perfectly grouped them by skill levels. You know exactly who needs to master which skills to become strong readers. Now, the lingering question is..
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Structured Phonics Lesson Plans Improve Instruction

Educators often ask where lesson plans help. We believe that they do help because teachers benefit from reminders of the logical sequence of steps in an effective lesson. When providing targeted phonics intervention instruction, there is a logical instructional sequence of helping students focus on the sounds first and spelling later.
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Early Phonics Interventions are Key for Reading Success

Research supports the use systematic phonics intervention instruction as early as possible in the elementary grades to improve decoding, spelling and comprehensions skills. The reality is that students who fall behind in reading are more likely never to catch up.
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Phonics Assessment Tools Identify Mastered and Missing Skills

Educators are asking how to determine if a student has mastered the phonics skills needed to be a skilled and fluent reader. One tool that is useful is a phonics diagnostic assessment, which is an informal evaluation that identifies mastered and missing phonics skills for early readers.
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