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Word Recognition
Phonological Awareness
Language Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Phonemic Awareness

Teaching Strategy Demo: Stretch and Shrink

Mississippi teacher Monique Ealey demonstrates the Stretch and Shrink strategy. Students can use this to help them hear all the individual sounds in a word — and still hear how they’re connected!

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