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Cracking the Spelling Code: Why It Is Needed & What It Is-Part 2

Phonics, Reading

Have you wonder why can’t long vowels just have 1-2 spellings? They would be so much easier to teach. You aren’t alone. I have thought that same thought my teaching friend. Since we can’t change our language, Cracking the Spelling Code is the way I created to make teaching long vowels easier, less frustrating and more meaningful for your students. Why is this the goal? When students can tell where in the word a long vowel is, that is a…

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Cracking the Spelling Code: Why It Is Needed & What It Is-Part 1

Phonics, Reading

You know the saying When two vowels go walking the first one does the talking right when teaching long vowels? It is one of the most used vowel rule. We probably learned it when we were in school and might even use it in our own classroom. BUT –newsflash– this rule doesn’t work for all vowel digraphs. Shocking I know. Test it out with these words: It didn’t work for all of them did it? Not surprising because it only…

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