All of us – parents, teachers, early-childhood educators, volunteers, reading buddies, and our little students, too – we all have our roles to play in the early readers’ village. This post is loaded with links and freebies to support a number of these roles. Best wishes, my friends. Ida Mae
There are so many great ways to make sight words memorable and the most successful ones are meaningful and fun! Here are my Top 5!
Hello everyone! Just a quick note to let you know I’ve updated Canada Read and Write and More, so if you’ve already purchased it or either of the Canada literacy product bundles, that’s a free download for you! Here’s what’s new:
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!
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’.