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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Reading Comprehension Games and Activities (That Students Will Want to Play Over and Over)

Incorporating interactive games and activities in the classroom gives students a chance to practice reading comprehension skills (not to mention makes you the cool teacher)....
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3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Worksheets: How Do They Fit Into the Bigger Picture?

There is a time and a place for worksheets when it comes to teaching 3rd grade reading comprehension. But there are alternatives to introducing and furthering student...
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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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Reading Intervention Strategies for Decoding Mul-ti-syl-la-ble Words

Do you have students who struggle to pronounce longer words? Reading multisyllable words is a challenge for many students, particularly in grades three and above or for English Language Learners. Students who can quickly decode multisyllable words are more likely to read accurately, fluently, and with better comprehension...
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Reading Intervention Activities in the Classroom

Okay, so you’ve just thoroughly screened your students and collected data indicating that several of your kiddos show skill deficits and are at risk for not exiting on grade level. What’s next? It’s time to implement small group reading intervention activities.
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Phonological Processes and Awareness: Foundational, Critical, Yet Misunderstood

Our phonological processes and awareness are foundational skills upon which all of the other essential reading components are built. Phonological awareness is complex and it is often one of the most confused components of the five essential elements of reading: phonological awareness, phonics....
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The Definition of Phonological Awareness

Phonological Awareness (PA) is the foundation upon which the other reading skills are built. Simply stated, the definition of phonological awareness "is the ability to notice the sound structure in words.” (Kilpatrick, 2015)
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