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How to Teach Soft c

How to Teach Soft c

How to Teach Soft c The consonant letter <c> spells /s/ before <e, i, or y>. In this lesson, you’ll find a learning video, word lists, and a decodable passage for Soft <c>. Soft <c> comes about midway through the Viva Phonics program. I...
Teaching the Suffix -ed

Teaching the Suffix -ed

How to Teach the Suffix -ed The suffix <-ed> spells three sounds: /Id, t, d/. In this lesson, you’ll find a learning video, sample word list, and decodable story. When I teach the suffix <-ed>, I teach one sound at a time. If we are studying the...
Games to Practice Silent e Words

Games to Practice Silent e Words

Practice Silent e Whether you call it ‘Magic’ e or ‘Bossy e’, here are few card games to help your students practice reading words with long-vowels and Silent <e>. All of the activities can be played after preparing the cards in the...
Letter Sounds for Struggling Students

Letter Sounds for Struggling Students

5 Easy Letter-Sound Activities Struggling Students By Megan Starnes When a student struggles to master their letter sounds, it just means they need more practice! This doesn’t have to be a daunting task for the teacher or the student. Below are five simple...
Sound Wall Cards

Sound Wall Cards

Sound-Spelling Wall Cards “Don’t worry about spelling, just write.” This is what I used to tell students when they asked me how to spell a word. This is what I was told to relay to students because according to the experts, correcting a student’s spelling errors would...
How to Teach Reading

How to Teach Reading

How to Teach Struggling Readers Whether you are teaching a beginning or struggling reader, start here. Teach one vowel and a few consonants at a time. I start with a, s, m, t and c. Once students have memorized the sounds for these letters we start blending two and...
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