Be sure that you and your learner(s) are pronouncing each letter sound correctly, without an extraneous “uh” sound at the end. Remember that correct letter sound knowledge provides a foundation for successful reading and spelling. For learners who have difficulty pronouncing a letter sound correctly, show them how your mouth looks as you pronounce it. …
As President of SnapBack Phonics, Inc. and an experienced educator, my entire career has been devoted to closing achievement gaps and accelerating skills among children. This devotion is more than a passion. It is a mission, driven by deeply moving memories of transformation. I will always remember my first encounters with students like Mark, a …
Why are so many children behind in reading? This article provides an informed explanation as well as an important solution to the problem.
Skills taught in kindergarten are critical for achievement and success at foundational levels of learning, and public prekindergarten has proven to significantly increase the likelihood of successful experiences there and beyond (Haslip. 2018; Learning Policy Institute, 2019). That is why the federal government spends billions of dollars every year on programs such as Headstart, and …
Several key issues must be taken into account when deciding the order in which letter sounds should be taught. This blog presents research and considerations necessary for teachers and parents to make informed decisions.
Effective sound blending skills are critical for phonetic decoding. To maximize student success, students should be trained in continuous blending techniques.
Research and experience: Increase your child’s chances of future success by providing enough books at home and engaging in specific reading activities.
Experts confirm that when an initial sound picture is inserted INSIDE a letter, student skills in learning alphabet sounds increase significantly!
Sound blending, the ability to blend letter sounds to form words, is a prerequisite skill for phonetic decoding strategies. According to Vellutino and Scanlon (1986), one of the problems associated with poor blending skills is that students retain erroneous sounds for letters.