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Teaching and Learning

What We Know
About Phonics

Systematic phonics instruction enhances children’s success in learning to read.  Read More


What We Do To
Teach Phonics

Teaching the vowel patterns ensures that about 85% of words can be decoded accurately. Read More


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Sing the vowel song with students to reinforce the short and long sounds of the five vowels. Read More

Recommended Reading

Systematic Phonics Instruction: Findings from the National Reading Panel.  Read More

Comprehensive Literacy Instruction

The Literacy How Reading Wheel depicts the essential components of comprehensive literacy. Empower your practice with Literacy How-To! Link what we know about learning to read (research) to what we do in the classroom. Explore the NEW
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