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The Perfect [& FREE] CVC Words Activity Cards for Your Beginning Reader!

Is your child in the beginning stages of reading? Have they began mastering their vowel and consonant sounds? If so, they may be ready to take on CVC words and start reading their first words! In this post, you will learn about the FREE CVC words activity cards you can download today along with the …

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Literacy for Children: Unlock Literacy at Home for Your Child

Literacy for your child is absolutely essential for their success in education and beyond! Unlocking their literacy skills begins with you. As a parent, you have the power to encourage and nurture literacy at home every step of the way and chances are, you’ve already gotten started! Questions that will be answered in this post: …

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The Simple View of Reading and How to Use It

This post is all about the “Simple View of Reading” (SVR). Here you will read all about the overly simple, yet powerful equation to better understand reading comprehension and how it works. It is simple but contains a lot of complex features that are not meant to be taken simply. First proposed in 1986 by …

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There are Two Approaches to Teaching Reading to Your Child, Here is How to Stay Balanced

Yes, there has been a 100-year war on the approaches to teaching reading to our children in school. As a parent, there is no need to worry about which approach you should use to help teach your child to read at home! However, it may be beneficial to you to understand what type of reading …

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Build Your Child’s Love and Resiliency Toward Reading

Your child’s love for all things literacy starts with you. Say it ain’t so! Just like with many other personality characteristics and behaviors your child acquires from you, building your child’s reading resiliency and love of reading start with you. It’s ok if you are telling yourself, “But I don’t really like reading.” There are …

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What is Phonics? And Why is it Important?

What is Phonics? What is Phonics? How does it differ from phonological awareness? Why is it so important in reading acquisition? What if my child isn’t learning phonics in school? Answers to these questions and more coming up. Phonics is Not Phonemic Awareness Phonics refers to the paired association between the sounds [or phonemes] of …

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Why We Should Teach Morphological Awareness to Children

Morphological awareness is a better predictor of reading achievement and decoding ability by the time a child reaches the age of 10. Children at this age begin to recognize that the meaning of words is held within the meaningful units used to construct them a.k.a. morphemes.  Morphemes are meaningful units found in words Morphemes are …

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The Magic of Literacy: What Does Literacy Mean in Education?

Here you will learn all about what literacy means for your child and how you can unlock literacy at home. Language development, literacy development and reading development.

If you know me, you know that I think literacy is literally magic. When your child unlocks the magic of literacy they obtain the ability to make a real difference in the world around them. You may be wondering, what does literacy even mean and why is it so important for my child in their …

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