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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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Vowel Digraphs
Lists of common vowel digraphs and activities for teaching them to young readers.
6. Vowel Team Syllables
Vowel team syllables are one of the six syllable types. Find out more about them in this article.
7. Spelling Rules
An introduction to basic spelling rules including when to use TCH, and DGE and how to incorporate phonics into spelling instruction.
8. 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.
9. Prefixes and Suffixes for Reading
Prefixes and suffixes are added to base words to form new words. Use these lists of common prefixes and suffixes to teach students how they work in words and sentences.
10. 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.
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