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:
Questioning the cross-print connections 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 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, many struggle with moving beyond attempting the first letter of a word, or copying something down. While more confident students will ‘stretch out the word’, others need a more visual, concrete strategy. It wasn’t until I was teaching (and being trained in) Reading Recovery that I learned to teach students about Read More…
That Fun Reading Teacher’s top three story choices for Remembrance Day, and a video link to Linus reciting ‘In Flanders Fields’.