Tiered Levels of Instruction Freebie

Happy Freebie Friday!

If you are looking for an easy way to track your readers’ data and form small groups, here is an easy tool that will save the day! Use the Diamond Tip sheet to sort your students by a single data point. You can use the DRA level, STAR test level, iReady score, etc.

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Dyslexia Symptoms Checklist

Happy Friday, Everyone! We absolutely can not believe that October is already over. Holy moly! With October coming to a close, that means we are also finishing up with Dyslexia Awareness month. Our team was lucky enough to get to travel to the International Dyslexia Association’s National Conference last week - which was AMAZING.

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Consonant LE Anchor Chart

Happy Friday…wow this week went fast, can’t say we are complaining! So we are wrapping up our six syllable types this week with our final syllable type. This last syllable type is called “stable final” syllables but the most common stable final syllable is Consonant LE so this week we are sharing our Consonant-LE anchor chart with you! Again, this resource is great for students who benefit from a reminder or review on the different syllable types.

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Vowel Team Anchor Chart

Happy Freebie Friday, everybody! WE hope you all have had an awesome week and are looking forward to a break this weekend.  To make this week even sweeter, we are giving you ANOTHER anchor chart, perfect to help your students remember their syllable type rules. 

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Bossy R Syllable Anchor Chart

Happy Friday, everyone! I can’t believe this month is already coming to a close! Don’t worry though - we still have 3 more Syllable Types to talk about next month! Boy, are we excited to share all of our Reading and Spelling Rules that Nobody Ever Taught You! If you missed this week’s blog about Bossy R

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VCE Syllable Anchor Chart

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you are all having a fantastic week! This week we are sharing our VCE or Magic E anchor chart with you! This resource is great for students who benefit from a reminder or review on the different syllable types.

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Closed Syllable Anchor Chart

Happy Friday! It’s our favorite day because it means we get to share a new free resource with you! This week we are sharing our Closed Syllable anchor chart with you, which is a great way to help your students remember exactly what Closed Syllables are!

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Intervention Materials Checklist

If you are like me, I need a check list to keep myself organized! This week we have been talking about how to organize your intervention materials. If you haven't read this week's blog post yet, you can check it out here. Here is a checklist of all of the things you would want to use with a SMARTER Intervention lesson. If you are in a school setting (classroom or intervention), one lesson could last a week. This checklist can be used weekly.

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The Ultimate How-To: Delivering Structured Literacy

Okay so hopefully you read the last blog, over here, all about What Structured Literacy is... and you know

It's AMAZING

...and you're ready to dive in.

But you're feeling overwhelmed because it was a lot of information and while it all seems good you really still are looking for the nitty-gritty details and you need more background.

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Structured Literacy Goal Bank

These goal templates can help you design a SMART Literacy goal without the overwhelm of figuring out how to make the goal specific, measurable, achievable and realistic based on the instruction you are providing, and time-based. How amazing is that?!?

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Daily Life Binder

Happy, August! All month long we will be giving you tips and resources to help get ready for the new school year. Our first resource is our Daily Life Binder. 

This binder is a resource that has templates you can use to keep your children organized.  There is a morning routine, an afternoon routine, a homework checklist, chore guides, money tracker, and MORE! 

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Floss Rule - 5 Ways to Maximize Instruction

Whenever we have a closed syllable (a syllable with one vowel that is closed in by one more consonants) that specifically ends with an F, L, or S in this case you will double the F, L, or S if it's touching the vowel.

So in words like FLOSS you have one vowel, that ends in an S, that is touching the vowel and so you double the S. This applies to words like grass, fluff, bill, and so on.

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The World's Greatest Spelling Hack - Scoop Spelling

We are so excited to share this resource with you today! Scoop Spelling changed my life! This strategy brought such relief to my students who struggled to spell multi-syllable words correctly and instantly boosted their confidence! This strategy is so simple to use!

First, make sure that your students are solid on syllabication; what syllables are and how to count them. This knowledge is the key to Scoop Spelling. If a student knows or can hear how a word breaks apart into syllables, then they can Scoop Spell!

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Vowels Visual Anchor

Happy Freebie Friday! This month we are focusing on ways to cement strategies taught during intervention. All month long we will be providing tips and free resources to help your students get the most out of what your teaching them. We hope you're as excited as we are!

This week’s freebie is a Vowels Visual Anchor. We love this resource because it is helpful for our students when they are trying to recall their vowel sounds. While they are often successful recognizing vowel sounds in isolation they often struggle to recall the sounds within their words.

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Guide to Assessment Data

This week we have a printable that helps to explain which specific tests you may want to look at that factor into each of the core skills that should be included in your intervention. Hopefully this helps to better explain test results to families and helps you explain exactly where there may be a breakdown and how it's being addressed in intervention. It also helps to explain why some students may not be responding as well to intervention. If you have several foundational building blocks missing it's going to take quite a bit longer to fully remediate the reading and writing difficulties.

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