Should Decodable Readers have Pictures?  
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Should Decodable Readers have Pictures?  

Decodable readers utilize phonetic words, usually in book sets of increasing difficulty. They are often accompanied by child friendly pictures to assist with comprehension and understanding of the text. Reading requires many different skills of which decoding phonetic words, although important, is only one.

Best Free Online Sight Word Games
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Best Free Online Sight Word Games

Sight words, Dolph Words and High-frequency words are some of the most common words that children and students will encounter in their reading materials. Although Flashcards, songs and games all help, are a sure fire way to grab attention in classrooms and homes in to use some of the excellent and free online sight word games that are available.

What is the Bossy R Rule?
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What is the Bossy R Rule?

he “Bossy R”, or R controlled vowel rule describes the way the letter r can influence pronunciation. Bossy R states that vowel syllables with an R at the end will change their vowel sound. Examples include car, sister, fork, which do not have a long or short vowel sound but have an entirely new phonetic sound.

The Best Free Online Parts of Speech Games
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The Best Free Online Parts of Speech Games

Parts of Speech are one of the corner stones of the English language. Despite the Name ”Parts of Speech” they are actually important to all aspects of English Communication, Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading. A great way to teach these in to use online parts of speech games. These are taught through out every grade,…

How To Help Preschoolers Learn To Read: Preschool Reading Milestones
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How To Help Preschoolers Learn To Read: Preschool Reading Milestones

Around the ages of four and five, your child is likely to start developing some basic reading skills. Learning to read is a process, with different developmental milestones along the way.  In this article we explore some preschool reading milestones       In early preschool, the child learns phonemic awareness as well as some sight words and will…

The Best Free English Learning Websites for Kids
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The Best Free English Learning Websites for Kids

Learning English can be a difficult task, especially for young children. Children often have shorter attention spans when compared to most adults and thrive when ESL education is offered to them in the form of fun games and challenges. We have researched and found some of the best free English learning Websites for kids in…