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CHristmas CHains

By Kris Grace | PHONICS, READING & SPELLING

Teach Phonogram CH by making paper CHains!

Make CHristmas CHains and Learn Phonogram CH   December is the time for giving. How about giving the gift of learning to read with phonogram-specific instruction? We are dedicated to providing you with FUN and engaging activities for teaching phonics. Today we would like to share an idea for teaching the ‘ch’ phonogram by making CHristmas […]

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THankful for THis Time of Year

By Kris Grace | PHONICS, READING & SPELLING

Thumbprint turkey

Thanksgiving Phonogram Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to learn the phonogram ‘th’.  The Raising Robust Readers program has a specific sequence for teaching phonograms wherein children find success early on.  However, we believe that going out of sequence when a phonogram has importance and relevance to children is important and educationally sound, as well!Meaningful phonogram may […]

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Comprehension

By Kris Grace | PHONICS, READING & SPELLING

Reading Comprehension Strategies

Helping Your Child with Reading ComprehensionWhile decoding, vocabulary and fluency skills are essential, it is COMPREHENSION skills that give us the quantum leap into actual reading!  There is eventually a shift from learning 1) how to read to 2) reading to learn.  Yet, comprehension is something that we can begin teaching children at a young […]

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Multi-Sensory Teaching: Syllables & Sight Words

By Kris Grace | PHONICS, READING & SPELLING

six syllable types

Syllables, Sight Words and Multi-Sensory TeachingNow I Know!Kris Grace, Elementary Teacher When I first became familiar with the Raising Robust Readers Program, I was drawn to the multi-sensory approach of teaching phonograms.  Children learn songs and gestures providing the auditory and kinesthetic modalities.  The brightly colored illustrations featuring Wordy Worm® himself provide attractive visuals as […]

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