GROWING READERS ONE BEST PRACTICE AT A TIME
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If there's one simple shift you can make to align your instruction to the Science of Reading research, it's learning to group your students differently. You'll want to use my free Quick Placement Assessment to learn how to group your students by phonics skill instead of reading level.
Once you've grouped your students by phonics skill, you're ready to begin Hello Phonics Skill Groups, which will naturally incorporate some other shifts like Mapping Sight Words instead of Memorizing them, more targeted phonemic awareness for decoding and spelling, and systematic, explicit phonics instruction following a simple to complex scope and sequence. Hello Phonics groups also develop background knowledge, build vocabulary and comprehension through oral language.
Purchase Hello Phonics lesson plans from Hello Literacy and the Hello Decodable Library of over 60 decodable phonics books for your students to apply all their new letter sound knowledge...is definitely something you won't want to miss. See the Decodables dropdown under Decodables tab on the menu bar above and begin your Science of Reading journey with a renewed zest for teaching.
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