Every teacher wants a quick and easy way to gear their sight word activities to the level and interest of their group. One year, I thought I had the answer. I bought a whole heap of sight word centers and printed them off. Trying to organize them for my different reading groups wasn’t easy. I discovered, a little too late,… Read More
We’ve all heard the story of the child who goes to school and comes home disappointed after his first day. Why? He didn’t learn to read. Teaching reading is a long process which begins with children understanding that letters form sounds and these sounds go together to form words. This phonemic awareness is a crucial step in teaching children to… Read More
Space, the sea, pets, insects … what theme do you love to cover year after year? What gets your creative juices flowing thinking about all the activities you can do? For me, it’s a food theme. No, it’s not just the cooking component I love. And who wouldn’t like making pizzas, muffins (the healthy kind) or fruit salad with their… Read More
Have you ever noticed how your low readers want to be doing the same word work activities as your high readers? Of course, with everyone on different word lists and at different reading levels this just isn’t possible, but with similar activities… well maybe! This pack of word work activities is totally editable. You can type in your words for… Read More
Editable word work activities are a huge time saver. It’s so easy to create a range of literacy centers, sight word practice activities, even homework sheets – all with the words you need for your kids. Type in the words you want once to generate them on each activity sheet or game.
Phonics posters are an essential part of an early years classroom but it is important that they are not just put up at the beginning of the year and left as a wall decoration.