Category Archives for "Reading"

Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping

SaveSavePhoneme-grapheme mapping is a research-based activity that helps early and transitional readers build word recognition skills. Phonemes are the sounds we hear in words. Graphemes are the letters that represent the sounds.This activity can be challenging for 3rd and 4th-grade students – even your strong readers! With a little bit of practice, it will help […]

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Comprehension Killer and 8 Ways to Use Word Study

Word study kills reading comprehension. Plain and simple. But there are ways to use word study to save reading comprehension…and that’s what I’m going to show you. If you teach in upper elementary or middle school, you know you don’t have time for word study. You have to prepare for reading standards and standardized comprehension […]

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Questions About Word Study Spiral Warm-Ups

Do you have questions about word study at spiralwarmups.com? You’re not the only one.Over the last 3 weeks we’ve collected awesome feedback and questions about the free word study warm-ups here at spiralwarmups.com.This article will give a quick overview of the questions and answers so far. More details questions about word study warm-ups are in the […]

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5 Reasons Your Students Need Daily Word Study

Word study is the teaching activity that can make or break reluctant readers and struggling learners. Have you ever used a dyslexia curriculum? Have you worked modules in a high-quality computer program? Great reading curricula integrate word study into the lessons daily. (Read more on Research-based Word Study) In this post, you will discover: 5 […]

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