Multisensory Monday: Super Bowl Skill Review

Posted by Julie Wright on 26th Jan 2020

Does anyone have some football fans in their class? In need of reviewing some phonics lessons? With the Super Bowl right around the corner, why not have some football fun with your students?! HereR … read more
Multisensory Monday: Slurp Bossy R Sounds

Multisensory Monday: Slurp Bossy R Sounds

Posted by Brainspring on 1st Dec 2019

When letter r sits next to a vowel, it “bosses it around” to make a completely different sound. This lesson teaches /ur/ but also reviews /er/ and /ir/. Sometimes, we may choose to create a unique key … read more

Why Vowels are the Trickiest Sounds

Posted by Brainspring on 30th Oct 2019

Vowels are the trickiest sounds in our language.  They can be especially frustrating for struggling readers and challenging for teachers as well.  It’s not your imagination that the /o/ sound in “dog” … read more

Multisensory Monday: Seasonal Fingertapping Hands

Posted by Tammi Brandon on 20th Oct 2019

Pounding and fingertapping are essential skills for beginning or struggling spellers. Many teachers use the pounding and fingertapping hands available in the Brainspring Members Area. Make it Multisen … read more

Multisensory Monday: Skill Review Chart

Posted by Marguerite Foshee on 30th Sep 2019

Looking for a fun way to review multiple skills? I recently tried this activity with a student who demonstrated a bit of a summer slide. It was evident he needed to review more before moving on in the … read more

The Power of Confidence: Thoughts from a Tutor

Posted by Brainspring on 5th Aug 2019

For many students, their struggle to read has made them feel self-conscious or even like a failure. They don’t understand why reading seems to come so easy to their peers and why they can’ … read more