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A Print Rich Classroom Environment

A Print Rich Classroom Environment

In an effort to raise phonemic awareness, teachers are presented with the challenge of providing their students with a print-rich environment that will provide their students with a variety of opportunities to see, read and most importantly interact with written words. How do we go […]

Be a Smart Cookie! A Differentiated Sight Word Fluency System

Be a Smart Cookie! A Differentiated Sight Word Fluency System

Are you looking for a method to Improve sight Word Fluency while using differentiated sight word lists? I know what is holding you back…it’s work.  I won’t lie and say that it was easy coming up with this system.  It took me a few years.  […]

Our Interactive Gumball Phonics™ Notebook

Our Interactive Gumball Phonics™ Notebook

As Adults: Not many of us enjoy a challenge. Not many of us embrace unfamiliar territory. Many of us are creatures of habit and find security staying in our comfort zone.  Yet, as adults when we do encounter challenges, we work through them because we […]

Gumball Phonics™: A Unique Color-coded Phonics Approach

Gumball Phonics™: A Unique Color-coded Phonics Approach

Gumball Phonics™ is a unique color-coded phonics strategy to help young readers and writers DECODE unfamiliar words, rather than GUESS.   This FUN color–coded phonics approach will help your students discriminate between the various phonics and spelling patterns found in words they encounter while reading. […]