Entries by Samantha Brooks

Letter Reversals and Dyslexia

Why do some students reverse b and d when writing and reading?  Why do other students read words such as “was” as “saw”?  Samantha Brooks takes a deeper look at reversals and dyslexia. Parents and teachers may become alarmed when looking at their child’s writing and see that they are confusing letters such as b/d, Continue Reading

Multisensory Monday- Short Vowel Bingo

Short Vowel Bingo Short vowels sounds are tricky for many beginning readers. Once introduced, students need ample opportunities to practice hearing and distinguishing short vowel sounds.  Phonics First® takes into account that mastery of short vowel sounds needs special attention. We can help students work towards automatic memory recall by giving adequate review time using Continue Reading