Tag Archives: graphemes

How to teach reading and spelling with the Smart Chute

It is really important to teach reading and spelling together so that children can see that reading is decoding letters into sounds and spelling is encoding sounds into letters. In short, they are reverse activities. This way children learn how […]

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Why we need to teach children that graphemes can spell different sounds

Read or listen to a clear explanation why teachers should teach children explicitly about graphemes that can represent different sounds on the Literacy blog.  Well worth it!  http://www.theliteracyblog.com/

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What is a grapheme?

A grapheme is a letter or a number of letters that represent a sound (phoneme) in a word. Another way to explain it is to say that a grapheme is a letter or letters that spell a sound in a […]

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