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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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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. Vowel Team Syllables
Vowel team syllables are one of the six syllable types. Find out more about them in this article.
7. Eight Parts of Speech
What are the eight parts of speech? Learn what they are, and find examples of each.
8. Improving Reading Fluency
Does your child read slowly, pausing before every word? Then she needs to work on her fluency. Fluency can be improved in just a few minutes a day with repeat readings.
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 Consonant+le Syllable Type
The sixth and final syllable type is the Consonant+le syllable type. When teaching reading or spelling, it is important that students understand all six syllable types.
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