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Read & Reveal {simple sentences}

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...

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....

Sight Word Fluency Booklets

I am always looking for new, fun ways to practice those tricky sight words! 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, the better! I...

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!...

All About Beginning Sounds! {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...

Fluency Families {reading short vowel words}

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....

Guided Reading Books & Activities {Rhyme to Read}

The creators of Rhyme to Read and I are excited to announce that this highly effective reading program is now available in digital download format! Rhyme to Read is a great program designed to support beginning readers. This program emphasizes word family chunks which...

Read & Reveal *exclusive freebie*

Have you tried Read and Reveal in your classroom? My students are absolutely rocking their reading with these cards!  I stuck all the cards in a basket and set it out on the table during guided reading. My students take turns picking a card, reading the word and...

Building Words in Kindergarten

One of my favorite things about teaching kindergarten is seeing the tremendous growth my students make in such a short period of time! I think back to the start of the year when we are working on identifying the letters of the alphabet {and that there are actually...

Read and Reveal {vowel teams}

One of my all time favorite resources I created for my guided reading groups last year was my Read and Reveal cards! I found that they were really struggling blending their CVC words together, so I added some visual reminders to the words. Dots under each sound to...

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