Phonics/Reading

Spalding Phonogram Hand Signals

3GRD

I LOVE this video for teaching the spalding phonograms with hand signals.  Isn’t she cute?  I do however have some edits for use with my children.  Since we use Spalding for spelling, not so much decoding, I want to be able to say to my kids, “Listen to the word ball,  what phonograms make the […]

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Literacy: Picture Books For Fluency

Literature

There is a big push to get kids out of picture books and into chapter books.  As a picture book writer, I can tell you that’s silliness.  Picture books are not just for babies!  Since they are designed to be read BY AN ADULT, the language can be quite challenging.  Plenty challenging to assign to […]

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