Bossy R Syllables - The Reading and Spelling Rules That Nobody Taught You

So we’ve been talking all about the reading and spelling rules that were brand new to us when we began to learn about Structured Literacy and the “science” behind the English language. Check out our blogs on Closed Syllable Rules and Magic E (VCE) Rules over here.

If you are anything like me, these rules actually start to become Earth shattering. Like why did I not know this? How come no one ever taught me when to use c versus k versus ck? That would have been so helpful…

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Organizing an IEP/504 Plan Binder

As a parent, one of the most important things you need to do if your child is receiving support services from the school is to make sure you are organizing all of that paperwork! Whenever you have formal documentation it can be incredibly valuable long-term for your child.

For example, it can help you qualify your child for ACT/SAT accommodations or college supports if that is the direction they want to go. Alternatively, it can help your child qualify for supports in their job or career later on.

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How to Organize Your Intervention Materials

Organizing our intervention materials is the key to our success, right?

When I’m not prepped and ready – my instruction and delivery suffer. This week I'm going to share with you how I keep my intervention materials organized.

The Suggested Schedule Freebie that you downloaded last week is your road map. I keep this at the front of my lesson plan binder – always.

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How to Organize Your Structured Literacy Block

Do you ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get done all that you need to accomplish with your students?

Creating a schedule that maximizes time and has sacred periods for instruction, free of interruptions, can be such a challenge. This was one of my biggest stressors in the classroom.

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What is Structured Literacy?

Okay, so this new term "Structured Literacy" is being thrown around. You may be wondering what this is and what it means. Basically, it's a term that indicates that instruction is:

1. Systematic

This means that it's put together very strategically with specific concepts scheduled for introduction and specific time frames within the program and within each lesson

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#1 Tip to Making Huge Student Growth in Literacy

One of the best ways we can skyrocket student success in literacy is by setting the intention to do so. So obviously, if we want students to improve their literacy ability we need to recognize that they need to improve their literacy ability...

After that, the #1 thing you can do to improve a student's literacy ability is to set specific and measurable goals.

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