Independent Practice with Decodable Word Lists

Independent Practice with Decodable Word Lists

Last week we offered seven ways to use our “Decodable Lists and Sentences” to supplement and support your phonics instruction.  Based on the positive response from readers, we decided to add one more way to use these collections.  Today’s idea is focused...
Laying Language Track for the Word Reading Train

Laying Language Track for the Word Reading Train

In Chapter 1 of Shifting the Balance, we untangle a widespread misunderstanding about reading comprehension. It is “Misunderstanding 4” in the chapter that is about language comprehension.  Misunderstanding 4 goes like this, “Successful comprehension in beginning...
METANOIA  . . .

METANOIA . . .

We didn’t know this word a few weeks ago. But since we first became aware of it, we seem to be noticing it more and more.   Maybe it’s because we’re immersed in thinking about children’s language development these days.  Maybe it’s because we’re thinking a lot about...