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Tips for Teachers issues contain instructional strategies and materials.


  PHONEMIC AWARENESS

Understand the analytic and synthetic approaches
(English phonemes resource list and skill aspects)

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  SHORT/LONG VOWEL PATTERNS

How to teach this key phonics skill with flip strips
(68 combinations covering all vowel spellings)

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  BLENDING SLV BASES

Ideal technique to build this challenging skill
(resource list of 140+ bases with 1200+ words)

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  VARIANT VOWELS

Which ones matter and how to teach them
(50 variant vowel word families with 300+ words)

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  SYLLABICATION RULES

Teach the 4 rules holistically and apply in order
(resource list with 88 words that follow each rule)

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  DOLCH SIGHT WORDS

Sight word acquisition is a key to fluent reading
(Dolch lists by level and decoding characteristics)

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  AFFIXES & ROOTS

How to use affixes and roots to build vocabulary
(prefixes and suffixes resource lists)

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  ANALOGIES

Perfect for developing reasoning and vocabulary
(resource list broken down by relationship type)

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  LITERAL COMPREHENSION

Using context, facts, main idea and sequence
(manipulatives to improve comprehension skills)

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  IDIOMS-FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

Fun ways to share these colorful expressions
(50 well-known idioms, their meanings and origins)

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  CAPITALIZATION & PUNCTUATION

Rules and strategies for getting them used
(free capitalization and punctuation charts)

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