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Connected Phonation Connected phonation is a decoding, or word reading, strategy that teaches students to stretch out continuous sounds to support their blending. This practice is also referred to as continuous blending. If you have students that sound out every word in a stop-start way, this strategy is extremely useful to help students build automaticity in decoding.
Echo Reading ECHO READING involves the teacher reading aloud a sentence, modelling appropriate fluency. The student then echoes back the reading of the sentence with the same rate and prosody.
Phonemic Awareness Drills Phonemic Awareness Drills should be short and sharp, and assist students in tuning into the phonemes that they are about to learn as graphemes. This video will demonstrate some phonemic awareness drills from our Sounds of Reading Toolkits and examples come from our Level 3.