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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. Reading to Answer Six Important Questions
Reading is a way to entertain ourselves, as well as a way to gather information. When we read, six simple one word questions can help us follow plots and characters, as well as comprehend research and instructions. The next time you sit down to read, ask Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How?
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. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Blending and Segmenting Words in Reading
Activities for teaching blending and segmenting to strengthen reading skills.
7. 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.
8. Vowel Digraphs
Lists of common vowel digraphs and activities for teaching them to young readers.
9. Vowel Team Syllables
Vowel team syllables are one of the six syllable types. Find out more about them in this article.
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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