The Evolution of Red Words

The Evolution of Red Words

Posted by Brainspring on 10th Mar 2022

Red Words in Phonics First© and Structures© are considered irregular words.  They are either words that are not phonetic (cannot be fingertapped) or high-frequency words that contain advanced spelling … read more
Multisensory Monday: Phonics First 3-Part Drill Fun

Multisensory Monday: Phonics First 3-Part Drill Fun

Posted by Brainspring on 7th Mar 2022

The Three-Part Drill is an excellent way to practice previously taught sounds for reading, spelling, and fluency. After a new skill is taught it becomes part of the Three-Part Drill. In Brainspring’s … read more

Rhythm and Rhyme Activities for Pre-School

Posted by Brainspring on 27th Jan 2022

Practicing rhythm and rhyme is one of the first steps toward phonemic awareness proficiency. Listening to and reacting to rhymes hones students' auditory skills, which are imperative to reading and sp … read more

Multisensory Monday: Conquer the Clock

Posted by Brainspring on 17th Jan 2022

Single vowels have short and long sounds, slowing readers down because they think about which sound works with the words they read. When two vowels are together in a word, it is called a vowel digraph … read more

Multisensory Monday: Skill Intensive for w & wh

Posted by Brainspring on 10th Jan 2022

Here’s a fun, crafty, multisensory way to help students who need additional practice distinguishing between the “w” and “wh” /hw/ sounds and spelling (lessons 1-28 and 1-32.) It can be tailored to stu … read more