Going from single letter sounds to syllable chunks is a key point in improving student reading fluency. Improved automaticity through fluency, frees up the mind to do more comprehension work and deeper thinking skills. Often, students in second, third, and fourth grade get stuck identifying those common chunks we call PREFIXES and SUFFIXES. For students who are struggling, this is a great resource to break down the mystery of multisyllabic words and provide independence. From this entry point, students can also free up thinking work toward vocabulary and meaning of word chunks.
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