A significant part of my support role to kindergarten and primary teachers in recent years has been to provide instruction and / or resources to differentiate instruction for little people in literacy. We do a lot of fun reading to reinforce strategies and hands-on activities together.
Within one class, the range of abilities can span four grades. A little one’s tolerance to frustration towards a task that is too difficult, or another’s need for something to challenge his or her learning for just the right amount of time, can be a tough order to fill – especially at the same time – after gym and snack time and before recess, library and reading buddies.
I have designed my Read and Write and More sets to allow teachers to differentiate by printing. There are always activities in each of these products to address a variety of needs.
Valentine Rhyme and Ending Sounds:
See it, hear it, read it? Assessment or fun practice activities?
I use the pages below for fun small group reading and writing skill review, then send them home for the fridge, where my wish is for the reading the back-of-the-cereal box effect (Remember those days?)
When I am doing the Valentine’s Day rhyming activity with students, I am mindful of my data. Those who need more practice listening for rhyme and ending sounds and who automatically compare letter patterns at the ends of words will get the sheet without print. Proficient rhymers who need more practice with looking closely at print will get the copy with the words. And, of course, other days there will be other activities for those who do not fit neatly into those categories.
Cut, paste, color and write!
Graphic Organizers, Writing Paper,
B & W Cards to color with insert ->
And for another day…
…activities for the 100th day of school!
The Read and Write and More sets always contain three-part graphic organizers, thematic writing paper, and fun, literacy activities with an explanation page, ideas and options to help make activities accessible to a wide range of kindergarten to grade 2 students.
2016 update – The original Winter Read and Write and More and previous Valentine Read and Write and More have been combined into one, updated product, linked here, to the first image below, and to both previous listings for a free, (double) update.
Happy Valentine’s Week, my friends!