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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. Vowel Digraphs
Lists of common vowel digraphs and activities for teaching them to young readers.
2. Blending and Segmenting Words in Reading
Activities for teaching blending and segmenting to strengthen reading skills.
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. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Why do Some Children have Trouble Learning to Read
There are many factors which affect reading ability; natural talent, quality instruction,and parental involvement.
8. The Matthew Effect and Teaching Reading
The Matthew effect refers to the widening gap between good readers and poor readers. Here are some ideas to help teach reading.
9. Vowel Team Syllables
Vowel team syllables are one of the six syllable types. Find out more about them in this article.
10. Personification in Picture Books
Teach students how to identify personification using picture books. Here is a list of picture books to use during lessons about personification as a figure of speech.
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