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Here are the top ten articles for the Reading Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Open Syllables for Reading and Spelling
Open syllables are one of the six syllable types. After teaching closed syllables, open syllables are the next type to teach to beginning and remedial readers and spellers.
2. Vowel Digraphs
Lists of common vowel digraphs and activities for teaching them to young readers.
3. The Vowel Consonant E Syllable Type
Here is a description of the vowel-consonant-e syllable. Included are tips for teaching the VCE syllable, also known as the magic e syllable.
4. Vowel Team Syllables
Vowel team syllables are one of the six syllable types. Find out more about them in this article.
5. State Themed Reading Unit
How to start a state themed reading month in the classroom to help encourage reading. Create a classroom library of books about students home state or books written by home state author. Ideas on learning activities to create a state book from what students learned from their reading.
6. Closed Syllables
When teaching reading or spelling, the closed syllable is the first syllable type you should teach a beginning or remedial student. It is the most common syllable type and the easiest for students to learn. Here are tips for teaching the closed syllable type.
7. Six Syllable Types - Teaching Kids to Read
Teach the six common syllable patterns to build reading and spelling skills for beginning readers as well as older readers who find reading and writing multisyllabic words challenging.
8. Dipthongs in Reading
Dipthongs are two vowel sounds blended together in a syllable. Here is a list of common English dipthongs, word examples, and activities for teaching dipthongs.
9. Blending and Segmenting Words in Reading
Activities for teaching blending and segmenting to strengthen reading skills.
10. Comprehension Strategies for Reading
Teaching strategies to boost reading comprehension skills.
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