Effective reading strategies are essential for young and new learners to develop strong literacy skills. Key strategies include:
  1. Phonics-Based Approach: Teaching phonics helps learners understand the relationship between letters and sounds. By following phonics spelling patterns, children can decode new words, making reading and writing more predictable. This approach builds a solid foundation for recognizing words and improves spelling accuracy.
  2. Decodable Books: These books are designed with controlled vocabulary that aligns with the phonics skills being taught. Decodable books are important because they provide learners with practice in applying their phonics knowledge. Reading these books helps build confidence and fluency as children successfully decode words and understand the text.
  3. Hands-on Activities: Kids can now take what they've learned and put it into practice. It's essential that learners not only hear and see what they've learned, but actually write, play and build on what they're learned.

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Hey, I’m Kaley!

I am so happy that you’re here! Hey, I’m Kaley and I’m a literacy specialist, former Kindergarten teacher, and an imperfect mom to 4 young kids.

Let's help your kids learn how to read with simple, hands-on ideas following the Science of Reading.

As a mom and a teacher, I get it. It’s not always easy to find ways to help our kids read (and write).

Truth is - reading MUST be taught. It takes time, but with proper instruction, guidance, and (some) commitment, we can do it!
Each child CAN learn. It is up to us to TEACH kids HOW to read.

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