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Hi. I have a question. I'd love to refer software that teaches phonics to my children's school district that doesn't teach word families. I'd like to find a program that teaches sounding out through the vowel sound. I've heard this process called body-coda blending.
What I like about this type of blending and sounding out is that vowel sounds do not get distorted like some consonant sounds. You know like how the "d" sound can have an "uh" sound after it? If we could teach children to blend to the vowel sound, I think they'd become successful readers quicker.
I've looked into Simon SIO and System 44.
Well since I'm on the forum and in case you don't know of any program, I'd like to ask opinions about Start to Finish and Read About. These are two programs that are supposed to help struggling readers with comprehension. I'm trying to decide if I should recommend either of these to my children's school district.
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From ipads to smartboards, I try to incorporate technology in every one of my lectures. My students love this and are responsible enough to stay on task instead of using their laptops and ipads to check facebook. Some teachers make the mistake of not monitoring student compliance of tech rules.
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