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Is a rose, by any other spelling, still a rose?

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Spelling beyond reading instruction, and lessons from spelling frequency analysis.

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Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Beginning Readers and Writers

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Looking for last minute holiday gift ideas for a beginning reader and writer?  Try these beautiful basics.

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Nov 2 is I Read Canadian Day!

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Celebrate I Read Canadian Day with a reading of Letter Sounds Abound by author C. S. Young!

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My Favorite Words for Beginner Readers and Beyond

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Originally posted July 11, 2022 on Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers My favorite words for a beginning reader would be the ones that allow them to practice the alphabetic knowledge they have (decode) to develop fluency, and those words that help them unlock a new aspect of the alphabetic code. The term ‘beginner reader’ is pretty general and can mean a lot of different things to different people. When writing books for beginners I often lean on Linnea Ehri’s phases of word learning, as the phases are readily recognizable and help me imagine how a book will be read. I believe...

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Why spelling can help your child learn to read

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There's more than one way to practice the skills of reading. Could spelling be missing from your child's practice?

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