Long Vowel Sounds and the Science of Reading

long vowel sounds and the science of reading

The science of reading is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand how we acquire and develop reading skills. It draws on research from psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, and education to investigate the cognitive processes involved in reading, as well as effective instructional methods. Classroom resources can be found here. When it comes to long vowel […]

What is phonemic awareness?

what is phonemic awareness

Phonemic awareness refers to the ability to identify, isolate, manipulate, and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words. It is a crucial foundational skill for learning to read and write. Phonemes are the smallest units of sound in a language that can change the meaning of a word. For example, in the word “cat,” the […]

Why is phonemic awareness important when learning to read ?


Phonemic awareness is the ability to identify and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words. It plays a crucial role in learning to read because it helps develop the foundation for understanding the alphabetic principle, which is the relationship between sounds and letters. Here are a few reasons why phonemic awareness is important when learning […]

Persuasive Writing Picture Books

persuasive writing picture books

Teaching persuasive writing with picture books help guide and inspire ideas for your students during the planning and writing process. Picture books and mentor text bring persuasive writing to life for students. Here is a handy collection of 15 persuasive writing picture books you can use to inspire your students when teaching persuasive writing. 1. […]

Brain Breaks for Kids


Brain Breaks for kids are life savers for teachers and essential for students who are restless, reluctant and anxious. Brain Breaks are a simple technique for students of all ages to provide a short mental break to keep them focused during learning time. We can all relate to sitting for too long and getting restless […]

Ideas Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness Activities

Are you looking for ideas for random acts of kindness? Spread love and kindness across your classroom and whole school community. Ideas random acts of kindness and the random acts of kindness challenge will fill your classroom and school with joy and positive deeds. A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a […]