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Bilateral Integration

Bilateral Integration

Posted by Brainspring on 15th Feb 2024

Bilateral integration is the ability to use both sides of the body at the same time. This underappreciated ability, along with crossing the midline, refers to the ability of both sides of the brain to … read more
Spellings: w/wh Activities

Spellings: w/wh Activities

Posted by Brainspring on 9th Oct 2023

In Phonics First® and Structures®, we stress the /h/ sound first in the spelling, wh. Our goal is to give the students enough practice with the w/wh spellings to know which one to apply in writing.Som … read more
Pronunciation Practice: Helping Students Succeed

Pronunciation Practice: Helping Students Succeed

Posted by Brainspring on 11th Sep 2023

Correctly pronouncing the sounds of the English language supports reading, writing, and comprehension. Here are some tips to help students pronounce English sounds: Teachers need to say the sounds of … read more
Skill Intensive with Short Vowels: Card Flip

Skill Intensive with Short Vowels: Card Flip

Posted by Brainspring on 19th Jun 2023

Skill Intensives are used to practice difficult sounds or skills. Intensives are a mini-review of miscued sounds in the 3-part drill. Skill Intensives can also be used when miscues occur in dictatio … read more
Practice with /d/ and /t/

Practice with /d/ and /t/

Posted by Brainspring on 5th Jun 2023

Some students have difficulty recognizing the difference between the /d/ and /t/ sounds. The following is for additional practice with those sounds.Materials:Notecard with the letter “d” written on it … read more