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ERIC Number: EJ1080148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Blending Wheels: Tools for Decoding Practice
Lane, Holly; Pullen, Paige Cullen
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v48 n2 p86-92 Nov-Dec 2015
Decoding practice significantly improves students' reading proficiency and is particularly beneficial for those who have or who are at risk for reading difficulties. Finding effective ways to provide decoding practice for struggling readers can be a challenge for teachers. Still, this goal is essential for developing reading proficiency. The blending wheel is a simple but powerful and engaging tool for providing the decoding practice that so many struggling readers need. This article describes: (1) how word reading skills develop; (2) the importance of teaching students to decode using phonemic awareness skills; (3) how a blending wheel works; (4) how to make a blending wheel; and (5) how to use a blending wheel with individual students or small groups at any age.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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