Phonics charts and blends charts are a great way to teach difficult concepts to beginning readers. Keep them around the classroom (or accessible at home), and your students will be able to use them independently for increased confidence and learning!
A fantastic article for parents and teachers that discusses the power of just 20 minutes a day for reading at home.
This is the best gift you can give your child!
Although this free resource was developed with the state of Alaska in mind, it includes a tremendous amount of great information and strategies that apply to the teaching of reading universally. A definite must-have for your toolkit!
This playbook combines decades of nationwide research with examples and resources developed by educators in the state of Alaska. You’ll find an introduction to phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. You will also find links to valuable resources where you can continue to deepen your knowledge.
Aski's World is an oral language program for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students as well as a math program for Grade 1 students. Developed by the Government of Saskatchewan , this program is linked to curricular outcomes, includes resources, activities, apps for download, and assessments. Contact your Sun West coordinator to get in touch with the Ministry if you would like more information on these programs.
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When reviewing curricula for Tier I instruction, it is essential to ensure they do not include instructional practices that are not aligned with the scientific evidence base of how children learn to read.
The Curriculum Evaluation Guidelines are designed to highlight any non-aligned practices, or “red flags,” that may be present in the areas of:
- Word Recognition
- Language Comprehension
- Reading Comprehension
This website is offering free (currently) digital decodables to use with students, following a scope and sequence of phonics instruction.
Emily Hanford discusses the broken education system and what the problem is. She also discusses what is being done to fix it. This is a link to her three-part documentary and what opened the door to the science of reading movement.
This portal is offered as a free resource to help facilitate online reading instruction and learning during this challenging time of school closures due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
These resources were available as of September 8th, 2020. If you try to access them later and they are not available, please let email@example.com know.
There are two areas of the site, one for Students and one for Instructors. Materials are organized by our Phonics Scope and Sequence, and can be quickly navigated using the Menu at the top of the page.
This resource is for anyone who works with and cares for young children. The word “parent” is inclusive of all those who contribute to the development and lifelong learning of children.
Remember that no two children are alike. No two parents are alike. Your child will learn and grow at his own pace.
Parents are a child’s most important teachers. As your child’s first teacher, you can provide opportunities that will give your child a love of reading. Read to your child every day. Let your child see you reading.
This booklet gives a few suggestions on how to help your child discover the love of reading. It also lets you as a parent know why you are so important in the life of your child.
Set your little one up for reading success with these interactive games that will build phonological awareness—the ability to recognize and understand sounds in words. Your child will learn to master vowel sounds, digraphs, blended sounds, and more as they find themselves embarking on a photoshoot, playing bumper cars, or soaring through the sky in these fun-filled phonics games!
Students can play three games for free.
• Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
• Designed in collaboration with leading academics.
• Complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.
• Computer version is 100% free.
Be sure to check out the free math game as well!
As your child’s first teacher, you will help your child learn to walk, talk, play, count, express feelings, regulate emotions, share, love, and much more. These milestones are best achieved by providing a safe and caring environment for the healthy growth and development of your child.
This resource contains everything you need to get started using Help Me Tell My Story and Help Me Talk about Math in your classroom!A copy of the presentation is provided as well as all supporting documents and handouts.
Did you know that learning to read is a challenge for almost 40 percent of kids? The good news is that with early help, most reading problems can be prevented. The bad news is that nearly half of all parents who notice their child having trouble wait a year or more before getting help. Unfortunately, the older a child is, the more difficult it is to teach him or her to read. If a child can't read well by the end of third grade, odds are that he or she will never catch up. And the effects of falling behind and feeling like a failure can be devastating.
Early identification is crucial. If you suspect a problem, don't hesitate! Learn about reading difficulties, get your child assessed, find out what you can do to help your struggling reader, and don't give up!
During the 2019-2020 Professional Learning Communities in Sun West, the Early Learning/Phonological Awareness PLC created this recourse to help Teachers in their ELA programming with an overview of learning to read.
This continuum may also be helpful to parents, Educational Assistants, and other people in a student's educational team!
During the 2019-2020 Professional Learning Communities in Sun West, the Early Learning/Phonological Awareness PLC created this recourse to help Teachers in their ELA programming with an overview of learning to read.This continuum may also be helpful to parents, Educational Assistants, and other people in a student's educational team!Find the resource and a short webinar on how to use the resource here.
Phonological awareness skills are important in order to develop good reading and spelling skills. Having good phonological awareness skills means that a child is able to manipulate sounds and words, or “play” with sounds and words. For example, you might ask your child to break the word “cat” into individual sounds: “c-a-t.”
Important: These skills deal with SOUNDS not letters. For example, /t/ represents the sound and not the letter name “tee.” You will not use any written or visual letters when working with phonological activities. These activities are done with listening and speaking only. Learning the letter names and their corresponding sounds is also very important but should be taught and practiced at a different time of the day.
This resource will have a weekly activity for your to work on with your child/student(s). It will include a handout with information and guidance, as well as a video to help support you and the learner.
CLICK THE WORDS "INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS" TO GET STARTED (do not click on view description).