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Vocabulary is the Bridge Between Emergent Readers and Fluent Readers

Vocabulary is the Bridge Between Emergent Readers and Fluent Readers

Vocabulary is such an important component in becoming a successful reader. It expands our minds in more ways than one. It can help us visualize a scene in a story, feel an emotion from a main character, express our own self in our writing, and gives new meaning to many unknown words. It is the bridge between emergent readers and fluent readers. It is how we communicate.

How to Teach Phonics Using One Easy Method

How to Teach Phonics Using One Easy Method

Knowing the consonants is the easiest part of learning to read. A “p” says p and a “t” says t. But those vowel sounds can be very tricky! Most early readers get the beginning consonant sound, and then they guess at the word because they don’t know the correct vowel sound.  Does this sound familiar?