Category: Word Work

10 Activities for CVC Words

Why CVC Word Work is Important When students are learning to read, it’s important that they build up their skills. Focusing on something like CVC words, gives readers a chance to apply their knowledge of individual letter sounds. As they gain confidence reading CVC words out of context, they can then focus on reading CVC

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Word Work: Silent e Ideas

Help Readers SEE Silent e Often when students are reading words in or out of context, they are just trying to finish. When doing so, they are rushing over important clues words are providing. Silent e is one part of a word that readers may not pay attention to. When not noticing silent e before

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Halloween Freebies

Literacy Resources for October In order to keep readers engaged month after month, it’s important to switch out materials being used. In this post, you’ll find some freebies to help readers share their excitement for Halloween. At the same time, readers will be learning. Yay! Beginning Sounds Literacy Center Early readers need a lot of

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Letters and Sight Words Activities

Letter Name Recognition Some readers have a tough time identifying letter names. Others have a tough time remembering specific letters. The more readers practice stating the name of letters, the better they become. It’s important to offer frequent opportunities to practice naming letters. If students don’t master the names of letters, they will have a

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Top 5 Word Work Materials

Engaging Word Work If you’re looking to switch up your word work routines this year, I’ve got a Top 5 List for you which hopefully will add some new pep to your word work activities! Word work can become monotonous for readers (and you) so one way to make it more engaging throughout the year

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My Top 5 Word Work Activities

Amanda and I started blogging over at Who’s Who and Who’s New– it is a collaborative blog which includes lots of fabulous bloggers- go check it out, if you haven’t yet! I posted this a few weeks ago on there, but wanted to share it on here as well, just in case you missed it.

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Word Work in First Grade

Aylin is back in school with kids and I have started my new teacher training this week but the kids do not officially start for another week.  As I sat down with one of my new teammates to plan for our first week of school we discussed jumping into Daily 5 that very first week.

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Tuesday Tried It: Weekly Word Family Ideas

I tend to talk about word families a lot on here and today I’m back with some more ideas to share with you that I added to my weekly literacy centers. Word families are an important piece to include in any primary classroom where students are developing their skills as readers. So much can be

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Another week of fun and a freebie!

These weeks sure continue to fly by for me!  I’m linking up with Doodlebugs for my Five for Friday and TBA for a freebie!    1. So this isn’t from this week, but close enough….last week I stayed in a lake house in Michigan which was so relaxing and enjoyable! My hubby and I were

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