Setting Up Your Kindergarten Writing Center

Setting Up Your Kindergarten Writing Center

Teaching writing to kids is hard! Especially when you have such a wide range of abilities in your classroom. Some kids come to kindergarten knowing how to write a complete sentence while others are still learning how to write their name. When I first started teaching...

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What is a CVC Word?

What is a CVC Word?

If you are a kindergarten teacher or a parent of a kindergartner, you know you need to teach your kids how to read and write CVC words. If you are asking yourself, "what is a CVC word?" or "how do I teach CVC words?" then this post is for you! I am going to share what...

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FREE Sight Words Reading Practice!

FREE Sight Words Reading Practice!

One of the most important skills beginning readers learn is reading sight words by sight. These are not only words that are difficult to phonetically sound out, but also words that they will see SO often. Soon, they will be able to recognize the word and read it...

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Learning to Read Words with Blends and Digraphs

Learning to Read Words with Blends and Digraphs

 Our CVC centers and CVCe centers have been a HUGE hit in our classroom...I knew I had to make some fun centers for blends! The kiddos love the interactive, hands-on activities they get to use during center time and they're truly becoming great readers...

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Reading Simple Sentences with Read and Reveal Cards

Reading Simple Sentences with Read and Reveal Cards

My students have been doing such a great job reading use our Read & Reveal cards! So I knew I needed to create something to help them transition into reading simple sentences. I introduced these to my reading groups and they ate them right up! They felt so proud...

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Race Track Reading with DYMO

Race Track Reading with DYMO

If there’s one important thing you need to remember when teaching young learners to read, it’s to make the learning FUN! Young children learn through play, so why not capitalize on this? You can turn any learning activity into a game and your kiddos will eat.it.up....

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Sight Word Fluency Booklets

Sight Word Fluency Booklets

I am always looking for new, fun ways for my kindergarteners to practice sight word fluency! Sight words are an essential building block in teaching beginning readers how to read, and continue to be important as the students move up in grades. So the more practice,...

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Read and Reveal Organization Labels

Read and Reveal Organization Labels

Over the summer, I found these perfect storage tubs on clearance at Target. {of course ;)} I knew they would be the PERFECT solution for organizing my Read and Reveal cards, since at the time they were randomly strewn all over my classroom with no rhyme or reason!...

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Beginning Sounds for Phonics and Phonemic Awareness

Beginning Sounds for Phonics and Phonemic Awareness

Understanding sounds in words is super important for developing readers and writers. When students have an understanding that words are made up of sounds, they are able to transfer this knowledge to their reading and writing. But before you jump into phonics...

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Reading Short Vowel Words with Fluency

Reading Short Vowel Words with Fluency

One of the most important skills for beginning readers to attain is fluency in reading. Fluency means the ability to read text quickly and accurately. When students gain an understanding of word families, and start to see “chunks” in words, they become better readers....

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