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Sight Words, High-frequency Words, Irregular Words: Understanding the Differences

High-frequency words (Dolch), irregular words, sight words: these terms are often used as if they have the same meaning. However, there are important differences. First, we must understand the term decodable words. These words are read by converting letters to sounds and blending those sounds to form a word. With basic decoding strategies, a student…
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June 16, 2017 0

Should I Teach Letter Names or Letter Sounds?

Observers in a CR Success classroom often remark on the high engagement level of the students and the unique materials being used. Specific language is also a key consideration when teaching the lesson. Listen to this CR Success teacher, “Spell the word hot. How many sounds do you hear? Yes, three. Pinch each sound as…
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June 14, 2017 0