Pre-Reading Skills Phonics passages allow early readers to focus on decoding words. It is important to provide students with frequent opportunities to develop their skills as word decoders. Prior to a focus on decoding words, readers need to develop their pre-reading skills. As I mentioned in previous blog posts, rhyming is one pre-reading skill. It
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It is so hard to believe that we are about to turn the corner into spring! This school year has thrown many ups and downs at us all, but we’ve almost made it to the last home stretch! Across the country right now, many teachers are transitioning to live teaching for the first time all
I have an engaging digital Easter literacy idea for you! Are you using digital activities that much more, even if you’re back in the classroom, physically? I think the pandemic has taught teachers that digital can make your life easier, when used in the right way. This Easter literacy idea I have for you not
I have an exciting announcement! Spring digital guided reading sets are here! I have shared about digital guided reading in the past. You can read this post to see all that comes in a digital guided reading resource, and how you can use them to teach guided reading virtually. Today, I want to give you a sneak
St. Patrick’s Day is coming and I’ve got a few literacy activities to share with you! As always, it’s nice to tap into holidays/events to get kiddos excited about learning. These three activities are easy to implement with little preparation! St. Patrick’s Day Vowels Freebie Many primary students are still working on mastering vowel sounds
One reason I love Guided Reading is because of the ability to keep groups fluid. This can happen when using running record data to inform your decisions about groups. I wrote a blog post all about running records that you may want to read first here. Today I wanted to go beyond what a running record
We’ve seen an increasing emphasis on non-fiction texts in classrooms of all ages. When the common core standards were adopted, they placed more attention on students being able to comprehend complex, non-fiction texts in upper grades. This meant that even our primary students began to see a 50/50 split between fiction stories and non-fiction articles!
Reading confidence matters. The way that a child thinks about him or herself as a reader early-on is carried through all of the school years. This is true for all subjects. How many of you refer to yourselves as ‘not a math person’, or ‘not an English person’? The truth is, each of us enters
Do you need some new literacy ideas for the month of February, specifically for letters and words? Well, I’m super excited to share some extra fun activities with you! February is full of fun themes, including Valentine’s Day and Dental Health Month. Today, I’m focusing on those two themes for these February literacy ideas. Dental
You may be in a school that has been doing remote learning most of the year. Your students may be just beginning remote learning. Either way, I wanted one spot to highlight a collection of resources that will make your remote teaching simpler. Digital Guided Reading I have digital Guided Reading passages packs available for Levels Pre
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