Onset and Rime: Teaching Encoding and Decoding with Word Patterns is Powerful

Onset and Rime is the cornerstone to word building for early students. Exploring word patterns is important centers. I love onset and rime...even if we used to call them word families. They’re so much fun to teach and so valuable…

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Homework ~ Making the Best Choices for Practice, Review, and Independence

Occupying 7 hours of days with 5- and 6-year-olds can take a lot more planning than anyone would expect (except a teacher).  It certainly isn't for the weak.  On top of all that planning, teachers need to spend more time…

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