Fun phonics activities
LiPS is a successful multisensory program that develops phonological awareness, spelling, decoding and reading skills. According to Kilpatrick, LiPS has appeared in “multiple intervention studies with highly successful results” (Kilpatrick 319). This program trains awareness of sounds using a multisensory approach. Children pay attention to the position of the mouth while producing sounds, use colored blocks to sequence sounds, learn how to form words out of letters, then read connected texts at
The Literary Maven: Reading Strategies for Whole Class, Small Group, and Independent Reading
Reading is at the center of every English Language Arts instruction, Whether it is happening as a whole class or independently, there is little students can learn or practice without reading first. This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about reading strategies for whole class, small group, and independent reading. Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed the frequency and purpose of their use of whole class, group/partner, and independent reading. Teachers also sh...