Teachers, parents and individuals can use The Jaglo & Emerson Learn to Read site to use scientifically backed strategies to teach learners to sound out and fluently read words, phrases and sentences.
What we are about
We are two teachers who are determined to provide teaching videos, guidance and materials to help everyone lean to read.
Reading research has long shown us that we need to explicitly teach reading skills. The key to remembering the skills is to teach the sounds, letter combinations and skills in a sequential way and purposefully embed these skills into story, visuals, and actions.
We remember what we think about most. We think about things that interest us. Engaging emotion and interest through story makes these skills something for students to think about well after the lesson is over. Using motions to engage motor memory as well as visuals to help organize and categorize skills help students be active in engaging their memory.
For each skill we provide direct instruction of skills through teaching videos, stories, and explanations. We provide practice with games, little books, word, phrase and sentence lists, fluency pyramids, activities and more!
1. ← Use the table of contents on the left. Start at the top.
2. Go to Placement Checks for sight words, sounds, and phonics skills to see where to start. If unsure, start at the beginning!
3. Work through the Big Sounds Pack and Sight Words along with the steps.
4. Start with Step 1 (or another step if placement indicates).
What your learner needs to already know to be ready for this site:
Learners are ready for Step 1 when they:
- Know most of their letter sounds. (If not go to Letter Sounds page)
- Can identify the first, last and middle sounds in words with 2 or 3 sounds.
- The first sound in “bat” is /b/
- The last sound in “bat” is /t/
- The middle sound in :”bat” is /ă/
- Can blend and segment two or three sound words.
- /m/… /ŏ/… /p/ says “mop”
- The sounds in “mop” are /m/…/ŏ/…/p/
Definitions for the 10 Steps
How to Use this Website
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I am an ELL teacher and love what you have put together. Thank you so much!