Develop elementary reading comprehension, writing and math skills with Kidspiration® Using visual thinking methodologies, Kidspiration provides a cross-curricular visual workspace for K-5 learners.
Students combine pictures, text, numbers and spoken words to develop vocabulary, word recognition, reading for comprehension, writing and critical thinking skills. Kidspiration works the way students think and learn and the way teachers teach. As students make visual connections, they build fundamental skills in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Kidspiration offers activities in all curriculum areas, so students use visual learning naturally and confidently.
Kidspiration helps students: Develop strong thinking skills Strengthen reading and writing skills Build conceptual understanding in math Develop Strong Thinking Skills With Kidspiration, students use graphic organizers to express thoughts and explore ideas and relationships. Symbol Maker sparks creativity and anchors meaning.
Another tried and true product that has been around for a long time. Scholastic magazines are a staple item in so many classrooms, and their on-line information should be just as good. – janalyn
Free Reading K-3 Reading Comprehension Lessons.
This looks like a practical site with lots of hands-on activities. If it's free, it's even better! – janalyn
Into the Book: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies. Vocabulary, lesson plans and activities for teaching intermediate reading skills in elementary grades K-6.
This looks similar to TeachersPayTeachers.com, where teachers help others find good ideas for their classrooms. I may give it a try when I have my own classroom. – janalyn
Hope you enjoy. I'm adding approximately 50 more links soon – ms.bcotter
Teachers looking for lesson plans online will be happy to find grade based lesson plans. Grade based lesson plans are particularly useful for teachers in elementary school, especially teachers of preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 3rd grade. Grade based lesson plans help elementary school teachers find lesson plans for different subjects under a single category. This is useful for teachers who teach the same grade different subjects. JumpStart has a large collection of fun worksheets and activities for kids of all ages. Teachers can use these resources to add fun to any lesson plan!" I haven't tried this site, and there is an annual fee of around $75. – janalyn
Reading Fluency Activities.
I've never been on Pinterest, but this might motivate me to try it. There look to be some great activities on this site. – janalyn
Learn To Read. Phonics Puzzle Activities.
This is a website with short vowel puzzles and other activities, including printouts. I did not see a cost but have not tried it yet. – janalyn
"Phonemic awareness is the ability to notice, think about, and work with the individual sounds in words. We know that a student's skill in phonemic awareness is a good predictor of later reading success or difficulty. Find out what parents and teachers can do to help children develop this critical literacy skill." This site has phonemic awareness and fluency activities. – janalyn
Phonemic Awareness - Pre Reading Skills - Reading Skills Pyramid - Time4Learning. Phonemic awareness is the understanding that words are made up of sounds which can be put together in different ways to make different words.
"Phonemic awareness is the understanding that words are made up of sounds which can be put together in different ways to make different words. Simply put, phonemic awareness is the moment a child realizes that if the "b" in "bat" is changed to a "c", then the word becomes "cat." " This looks good, but it's pretty pricey. – janalyn
Simply put, phonemic awareness is the moment a child realizes that if the “b” in “bat” is changed to a “c”, then the word becomes “cat.”
Phonemic awareness is a critical pre-reading skill which is often overlooked. And while each child is different, most learn to read following a similar sequence. Many are able to continue with no trouble when steps are missed, but others may have difficulty later because they didn’t make the connection. Learning to read should be an exciting time, and with Time4Learning, it can be. Patti's Activities. The Task Children identify words that rhyme in a series of activities.
Useful for phonemic awareness activities, K-3. I haven't used it but it looks helpful. – janalyn
For example, "Put your thumbs up if these two words rhyme--pail-tail or cow-pig?
" or "Finish this rhyme, red, bed, blue, ______. " Fundations - Wilson Language Basics for K-3. TeachersPayTeachers.com - An Open Marketplace for Original Lesson Plans and Other Teaching Resources.
"We believe that real teachers create the most relevant and engaging educational resources. Our open marketplace model supercharges resource quality, quantity, and availability." This is a great site to find anything from literacy to math to science to social studies to holiday activities! – janalyn