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Building Bridge to Reading (Part 1)

With 66% of 4th graders reading below a proficient level, having a solid foundational tool to put into teachers’ hands is a crucial component in fighting the literacy crisis our country is facing. Bridge to Reading is a comprehensive reading foundational curriculum encompassing the beloved Heggerty phonemic awareness paired with explicit phonics instruction for the perfect combination.

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Phonemic Awareness vs. Phonics

In 2000, the National Reading Panel (NRP) identified 5 components of effective literacy instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and…

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Educator and Students

Phonemic Awareness with English Language Learners

At Heggerty, we get a lot of questions about how to best use our curriculum with students learning English. This…

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parent and child reading together

10+ Activities to Grow Your Child’s Phonological Awareness

Welcome to part one of our blog series “Supporting Early Reading Skills at Home” where you will learn how you…

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Brent Conway

Case Study: Brent Conway from Pentucket Regional School District

Brent Conway has become a voice and advocate for instructional leaders who are shifting classroom instruction to the science of…

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Phonemic Awareness in Older Learners

Phonemic Awareness in Older Learners

“The lack of phonemic awareness is the most powerful determinant of the likelihood of failure to read.” (Adams, 1990) For…

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The Reading Rope

As a Reading Specialist, I remember participating in many meetings and having conversations around students who were struggling with reading.…

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A Heggerty Love Story

“How do you teach phonemic awareness?” I asked my new team when I transitioned from teaching second grade to kindergarten.…

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