During my training year in Reading Recovery, one of my students’ reading had taken off and I was finally beginning to feel like I was making progress as a Reading Recovery teacher. The writing was still a struggle, but I figured it would come. I can remember reading about the reciprocal relationship between reading and Read More…
If you are a teacher, like I am, you may schedule your resource shopping around Teachers Pay Teachers TpT Site Wide sales. Here are a few things (at least six) I have learned about being strategic during a sale!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – for kids to be motivated to write! Think back to when you were a kid. When did you pull out pencil and paper on your own initiative to write a letter? This is one of those ‘teachable moments’ – grab the enthusiasm while the getting’s good! (I’ve also got news of a TpT sale at the bottom of this post – with a promo code!)
A number of teacher bloggers have linked our wide variety of Remembrance Day lessons! I am honoured to be a part of this group, and highly recommend that you check out their blog posts! Remembrance Day or Veterans Day is on November 11th. Last year, I wrote about Remembrance Day stories for young children that helps them understand the history and stories Read More…
Have you noticed that in the last few weeks of the school year, it gets a bit more challenging to motivate kids write? Summer is an ideal time for making plans and getting kids involved in making lists. Enjoy this storybook lesson and two #WritingForRealPurposes freebies!
When children learn to write, they need to develop phonemic awareness, an understanding of letters and sounds, and how they work together to make words. They must hear the sounds out loud first before relating them to words. What are sound boxes? When are they used? ‘Elkonin’ or sound boxes are used worldwide and taught as Reading Read More…
That Fun Reading Teacher’s top three story choices for Remembrance Day, and a video link to Linus reciting ‘In Flanders Fields’.
That Fun Reading Teacher offers an explanation of what sight words, high-frequency, high-utility and Dolch words are, explains their importance and provides a link to some great word games!
Does your child like to role-play? The good news is that there are a lot of opportunities for reading and writing practice through play – and here are examples and links to some (deceptive) templates to aid in the fun!
Considering creating personal alphabet books with your students? Here are some tips to help keep it manageable!