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Using Texting in Instruction

Texting and “text speak” can be used to help build foundational reading skills such as word recognition and phonological awareness. 

44 Phonemes

Learn how to pronounce the 44 phonemes in the English alphabet.

Preschool for ELLs: Academic Skills

Dr. Palacios describes key academic skills that ELLs need in preparation for kindergarten, as well as curriculum themes for preschool programs.

Letters vs Phonemes

Dr. Louisa Moats explains to a kindergarten teacher why it is critical to differentiate between the letters and sounds within a word when teaching children to read and write.


Dr. Louisa Moats discusses the critical role of spelling in reading and writing instruction and explains what teachers can learn about a child’s reading skills from invented spelling.