Foundations in Literacy

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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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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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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The Science of Reading

30 Science of Reading Resources

As educators, we are always learning and growing in order to improve reading instruction. It can be challenging to sift…

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From the Field: My Experience with Phonemic Awareness in a Dual Language Classroom

Being a teacher these days is a challenge–a challenge that many of us accept and tackle with great passion because…

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What are Phonological Awareness and Phonemic Awareness?

When we talk about foundations of literacy, three “PH” words often come to mind: phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics. …

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