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"I Am, You Are, He/She Is" Song - Present Simple "To Be" Lesson - Rockin English (Grammar) Llama Llama Misses Mama, Anna Dewdney - 9780670061983. Free music, free books, free games, free poems and free puzzles that help teach children how to read and improve reading comprehension. Toddler & Preschool Kids Educational Story books | Lil' Fingers Storybooks. Kids' Corner - Featuring the Stories of Beatrix Potter (and more!) Decodable passages - FreeReading. From FreeReading Decodable passages are short stories that can be read by a student who knows: How to sound out regular words, and The 30 irregular words taught in the Irregular Word sequence.

Many decodable stories included in commercial reading programs are redundant and lack the authenticity of a real reading experience. We have tried to create stories that are more authentic as well as being 100% decodable. FreeReading includes activities to introduce students to reading connected text (see Reading connected text accuracy (passage)) and to help students become fluent in reading connected text (see Reading connected text fluency (passage). Select a story from: [edit] Passages to practice letter combinations We also have a selection of stories that provide practice for students who have learned the letter combinations (such as sh, oo). Letter combination sentences and passages [edit] Passages to practice advanced phonics skills, fluency, and comprehension.

Inkless Tales: Stories. Make your OWN story!! Story Sparkers HERE Kids: Like these stories? Try some of your own! You can DO it. All you have to do it TRY! You don't need much to get started with a story. Just your imagination. Like paper, and something to write with: Maybe something to draw with, too. Here are some idea starters: Ask yourself some questions: Where did the balloons come from? Where are they going? Who belongs to the balloons? Is there a problem? Here are some starter questions: Did this boy get what he wanted? Idea starters: What is this girl feeling? Idea starters: Not all stories are made-up.

Maybe there are things you are interested in, or things you know about, like seahorses, dinosaurs, or dogs, that would make a good story. You are much more interesting than you might think you are! If YOU are excited about something, it is easy to get someone ELSE excited about it, too. Story Sparkers, here >>>> Children's Storybooks Online - Stories for Kids of All Ages. Folk Tales and Fables. Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! Fun Activities for Teaching Rhyming Words to Preschoolers: A Lesson Plan. Written by: Keren Perles • edited by: Sarah Malburg • updated: 3/2/2012 Looking for some fun activities for teaching rhyming words? You've come to the right place! This lesson plan will give you ideas for how to make rhyming fun for preschoolers. Knowing how to rhyme is an important skill, and you can even begin teaching it to preschoolers with this lesson plan.

Use these fun activities to make the lesson memorable! Preschool Lesson Plans Looking for some fun preschool lesson plans that will engage your students? Songs & Poems. Seasons Special Days Animals Vegetation Food Family & Friends Language Arts Math At School Poetry Collections I Love You by Dan Lukiv Other Note: All efforts have been taken to give credit to the authors of these songs and poems. Nursery Rhyme Activities for Preschool. This Nursery Rhyme Activities Theme page is filled with preschool activities and ideas for all areas of your classroom- enough to get you started on a one or two week theme! There are so many Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Rhyme Activities for preschool!

Contact me if you have some preschool lesson plans that you'd like me to add to this preschool theme! You can either scroll down through this page to see each of the Nursery Rhymes or click each link below to go to the specific Nursery Rhyme Activities section for each rhyme. Looking For a Fairy Tales Theme? Baa Baa Black Sheep Nursery Rhyme Activities Baa, baa, black sheep, Have you any wool? Yes sir, yes sir, Three bags full; One for my master And one for the dame, And one for the little boy Who lives down the lane. Cotton Ball Painting Materials Needed: black paint, white contruction paper, cotton balls, pincher clothes pins, googly eyes, glue The children use the clothes pins to hold the cotton balls.

Add cotton balls and straws to your block area. Nursery Rhyme Activities for Preschool. English for kids - Cartoons. English Singsing. Kindersite - Kindergarten Education Games Songs Stories. Teaching Tips 1: Using Songs in the Classroom. Time For Kids. Funny poetry for children. Riddles. Little Red Riding Hood. All around the world children love listening to and reading fairy tales in their mother tongue. Whatever the reason, fairy tales provide both children and teachers with a familiar starting point from which to explore stories in a second language.

This kit contains a variety of resources, from text and tasks to illustrations, flashcards and presentations, for you to download and use in your classroom. You can also find online and printable materials for learners on the British Council's LearnEnglish Kids website. Activities – a collection of activities related to the story Chants – a collection of spoken drill type activities Let's go to Grandma'sPlease don't play in the woodTummy, teeth and tailWhat a good girl! Flashcards – to help you to build up vocabulary and support understanding Working with flashcards (notes for teachers)CharactersBodyClothesFoodHomeLittle Red Riding HoodWoodWord cue cards Play – to help you to use the materials to produce a short play About this BritLit Kit. Developing Reading Fluency. Developing Reading Fluency Fluent reading is reading in which words are recognized automatically.

With automatic word recognition, reading becomes faster, smoother, and more expressive, and students can begin to read silently, which is roughly twice as fast as oral reading. But beginning readers usually do not read fluently; reading is often a word-by-word struggle. How do we help children struggling with slow, painstaking sounding out and blending? In general, the fluency formula is this: Read and reread decodable words in connected text. There are two general approaches to improving fluency. The direct approach: Repeated readings. Here are two ways to frame repeated reading. 1. Aim for speed, not accuracy. I recommend you get a baseline reading first. To speed up the word count, mark off every 10 words in light pencil so that you can count by tens. Children enjoy one-minute reads because their success is evident. 2. In each pair, students take turns being the reader and the listener.

Signup. Storyline Online | Where Reading Is Fun! Children's Books Forever. Bedtime Home Page. Reading and Writing Instruction for ELLs. Reading Fluency Activities.

Reading fluency activities build reading fluency which leads to improved comprehension skills. Reading strategies to help fluency include practice reading Dolch words in sentences until they can be read smoothly without stopping or hesitating. Stopping and hesitating impede reading flow which adversely affects comprehension. In order for my students to get the practice they needed for developing reading fluency, I wrote Dolch art paragraphs for repeated reading. The paragraphs include Dolch words and are intended to be read, then illustrated. By incorporating art activities in the classroom, the right brain is engaged, making it more likely that right-brained children (who are often left-handed) are able to enter into the learning.

I wrote the paragraphs about things I felt would be in the context of second graders. Dolch Art Paragraphs There are many poetry collections which may be used for choral reading. You do this all the time - have kids take turns reading out loud to each other. Top 10 Tips for Building Fluent Readers + Link Up! We have all heard about the shift that happens, usually between second and third grade, when students (should) go from learning to read to reading to learn. Unfortunately, for some students, their ability to read to learn is stifled by their inability to read fluently. Even for those kids who can read at an average pace, the faster and more accurately they can read and decode, the more effectively they can comprehend. When I taught third grade, and now as an interventionist, the importance of fluency is empathized more than ever (and has definitely met some critics). I know that fluency is NOT the end-all, be-all, but a lot of research proves that it is important, and a lot of schools are trending toward fluency being a high priority.

I have compiled a list of some of the resources and strategies I have used when teaching in the regular education classroom and as an interventionist. 1. I know what you’re thinking—this is obvious. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Day 1 of new passage ONLY: Every Day: 8. 2-3Fluency_3.pdf. Put Reading First -- K-3 (fluency) Fluency instruction Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately and quickly. When fluent readers read silently, they recognize words automatically.

They group words quickly to help them gain meaning from what they read. Fluent readers read aloud effortlessly and with expression. Their reading sounds natural, as if they are speaking. Readers who have not yet developed fluency read slowly, word by word. Their oral reading is choppy and plodding. Fluency is important because it provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension. More fluent readers focus their attention on making connections among the ideas in a text and between these ideas and their background knowledge. Less fluent readers must focus their attention primarily on decoding individual words. Fluency develops gradually over considerable time and through substantial practice. Even when students recognize many words automatically, their oral reading still may be expressionless, not fluent. Modeling fluent reading. Storyline Online - Where Reading Is Fun! Reading Fluency Activities. The reading fluency activities on this page are essential for children with dyslexia and struggling readers.

These activities can be taught in the classroom (small and large group setting) and can also be implemented at home! Keep checking this page for more free printable reading fluency activities and other ways to increase reading fluency! Reading Self-Check Poster By enlarging this template you can help students learn and remember important self-check strategies when reading. We have found that it is beneficial to add objects to each strategy! Words Per Minute Partner Read Increase a child's reading fluency at the word level while they take turns "reading" and being the "listener". Fluency With Punctuation Print and cut apart the strips to help children practice punctuation fluency by using letters of the alphabet. Repeated Reading Homework Log Use this parent friendly homework log to help your students practice reading fluency using the repeated reading method at home. Buddy Reading Oh! Fluent Kids | Start with a Book.

What is fluency? Why does it matter? Reading fluency is a child's ability to read a book or other text correctly, quickly, and with expression. A fluent reader doesn't have to stop and "decode" each word. Rather, most of the words can be read automatically. This means the reader can focus his attention on what the story or text means. Fluency is the bridge between decoding words and understanding what has been read. How fluent is your child? Fluency develops over time and with lots of practice. Phrasing and smoothness: Does your child read word-by-word with frequent hesitation? Pace: Does your child read slowly, at a mixed rate, or at a conversational rate? Expression and volume: Does your child read with a quiet voice, or with volume and expression?

As your child develops fluency, you will notice that your child reads words in a meaningful way, guided by the text's punctuation. Stages of Reading Development Here are some things to do for practice Paired or "buddy" reading Record it Tales2Go. Read Me A Story, Ink. — Search Read Aloud Stories by Title, Author, Grade Level or Keyword. Read With Me. Teach With a Mt View: Building Fluent Readers + Link Up! SuperSpeed: Game of Champ Readers! Improving student reading speed, of all serious educational problems, is one of the easiest to solve. Only 100 words, sight words, make up over 50% of the words students will ever read.

Many of these words cannot be sounded out phonetically and thus must be known at sight, instantly. The more quickly students can read sight words, the faster they will read. Superspeed reading games developed by Whole Brain Teachers of America and classroom tested by hundreds of educators, provide a simple, extremely entertaining way to help K-12 students improve their reading speed.

SuperSpeed Letters and Phonics teaches K-2 students the alphabet and letter sounds; SuperSpeed 100 helps K-3 (and remedial) students master the 100 most common sight words; SuperSpeed 1000, designed for 3rd-high school students, teaches the 1,000 most common sight words. SuperSpeed is played as follows: For more information, contact Chris Biffle. Read With Me. Reading Brain. SUPER WHY! Educational Computer Games and Apps for Kids.