Don’t Teach Another Phonics Lesson Until You Read This…

Aug 27th 2017

As a resource teacher, I use specialized instruction in my intervention groups to help my students meet their IEP goals as well as make progress towards grade level standards. While implementing the district prescribed intervention curriculum, Wilson Reading System, I […]

How to Use Elkonin Boxes and Sounding-Out Slates

Mar 30th 2015

                                        “I’m Sally the Sounding-Out Snake. S-s-say, have you heard? Stretch out all the sounds that you see in a word. […]

Meet Sally the Sounding Out Snake

Feb 18th 2014

“SSSSSSSalutations! I’m Sally the Sounding Out Snake, Stretch each sound out and a new word you will make Put them back together in a blend And your reading will be on the mend.” It is so exciting when beginning readers […]

8 Magical Tips for Creating Word Wizards

Sep 11th 2013

“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” –Harry S Truman After being approached to teach the Spalding Method, I felt trepidation. While very impressed with the program’s research and philosophy, I was […]

Discover The Reading Teacher Within You

Aug 29th 2013

Does the thought of reading groups make you shudder? Unfortunately for many teachers, the answer is yes. Teachers simply don’t have the necessary resources needed to meet the diverse academic needs of students. Available resources are usually old, outdated basal […]

Syllable Division

Apr 29th 2012

Here is a multi-sensory syllable division bulletin board I made in my classroom.  Chunking Chipmunk from our Hazel Learns to Read unit helps students follow the syllabication rules to chunk words into smaller parts for decoding.  I used pipe cleaners […]