Category Archives for "PHONICS, READING & SPELLING"

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

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It IS the responsibility of teachers to teach reading and writing. But what a privilege for parents to be the first, foremost, and most influential teacher of these skills. We can go beyond our culture’s message of simply reading TO our children in preparation for these ‘professionals,’ and take our children on a fun-filled journey of learning early reading skills. (click title to read more)

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War of the Worlds

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​War of the Worlds or Words?Arnie, from Patriot Press, who prints our Wordy Worm® books, used Wordy Worm to teach his son to read.  He also read to him every night; good stories and literature that perhaps took a week to get through.  So, he not only taught him the code, but he taught him […]

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Commas Can Save Lives

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​ Lets eat grandma. Oh, dear, where is the comma headed?A recent U.K Daily Mail headline read, “The death of the comma? U.S. academic claims punctuation mark could be abolished from English language with ‘little loss of clarity’ (my emphasis).”Little loss of clarity???? OK, Professor McWhorter,ditch the commas. Are you perfectly clear on this writer’s […]

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Double O: The Halloween Phonogram

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Halloween is a great time to introduce the concept of multi-letter phonograms. Teaching all three sounds of the’ double o’ phonogram may not currently be developmentally appropriate for your little one with Down syndrome. But you can begin by teaching just the visual skill of SEEING ‘oo’ in words. Brothers and sisters may well be ready for learning all three sounds. If so, go for it! (click title to read more)

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