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25 Picture Books That Rhyme. Rhyming is so important for children to understand and play with language.

25 Picture Books That Rhyme

These books tell great stories and have great rhymes. March 1st is Read Across America Day and while most people focus on Dr. Seuss books ( his birthday is the 2nd) I thought I would put together a list of great books that rhyme. It’s a sort of homage to Dr.Seuss and his rhyming legacy. Do you have a favorite book that rhymes we didn’t include? Classroom Freebies Too: Rhyming Magnetic Gems. Rhyme Matching is a great activity for teaching the early phonemic awareness skill of rhyme during your small group instruction.

Classroom Freebies Too: Rhyming Magnetic Gems

Your students are going to love matching the colorful pictures. It requires a bit of assembly, but it'll be worth it. To make this activity gather the following materials: large marble glass gems (found in the floral section of Walmart), 32 button magnets, glass and bead glue (clear glue) and a cookie sheet. Simply print the pictures on office paper, glue each on a gem and then glue the magnet on the back and you're all set. Click HERE to download the rhyming pictures Click HERE to download the template. Rhyming Bingo Set - Rhyming strings, rhyme bingo, rhyme, rhyme. File folder game. We've completed The Letter of the Week twice through, and to end our recent session, Butterfly has completed some Letter Review Work.

file folder game

Here is what we did. Letter Sound Activity Cards- using mini clothespins to mark the answers, which of the two pictures starts with the letter indicated on the card. We have a file folder game box full of different learning activities that I have made for Butterfly, and the newest folder I have put together are Letter Mazes.

We used more file folder games that reviewed the letters, including this Eric Carle caterpillar game, matching the lower case letter cards onto the upper case letters on the folder. RHYMING FILE FOLDER GAME. Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Sight Words & Segmenting Freebies! I'm currently working on a plant unit and some subtraction freebies, but I wanted to share something with you in the meantime!

Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten: Sight Words & Segmenting Freebies!

My kids this year have had a really hard time with sight words and segmenting, so I've come up with lots of different games and activities to use with my small groups. Reading the Alphabet: a FREE PreK Reading Curriculum. What is Reading the Alphabet?

Reading the Alphabet: a FREE PreK Reading Curriculum

Reading the Alphabet is a FREE PreK reading curriculum designed for those Pre-Kinders who already know their letters and letter sounds, yet are not ready for a faster paced, full-blown Kindergarten curriculum. {This curriculum may also work for those younger Kindergartners who are struggling to master foundational phonics, phonological, and phonemic awareness skills.} *This post contains affiliate links. The Curriculum Includes Work on These Seven Areas: Review and Application of Letters & Their Sounds (not in ABC order)Introduction and Practice with Beginning Sight Words (such as: the, a, see, I, etc.)Phonological & Phonemic Awareness (playing with sounds in words)Book & Print Awareness (introducing vocabulary such as: title, word, period, etc.)Fine Motor Skills (cutting, gluing, tracing, beginning handwriting-formation of letters)Numbers 1-20 & PatternsReading/Matching Basic CVC Words (via word families); this starts after the first vowel (a) is introduced.

5 Simple Ways to Play with Sounds in Words - Imagination Soup. 8 Great Ideas for Teaching Segmenting and Blending. Phonemic awareness- the ability to hear and manipulate the sounds in spoken words and the understanding that spoken words are made up of sequences of speech sounds (Yopp, 1992) The best predictor of reading difficulty in kindergarten or first grade is the inability to segment words and syllabes into constituent sound units (Lyon, 1995) The research is very clear on the important role phonemic awareness plays in the reading process.

8 Great Ideas for Teaching Segmenting and Blending

Children must understand that language is comprised of spoken words and that those words can be broken down into separate sounds. The child’s level of phonemic awareness upon entering school is one of the strongest indicators of how well he/she will learn to read. The exciting part is that, as teachers, by assessing our students’ phonemic awareness skills early on, we can identify those who may be at risk for reading difficulties and provide intervention right away.

Phoneme segmentation is one of the later developing skills on the hierarchy of development. 1. Growing Kinders: Phonemic Fun! Here is a fun and easy phonemic game that you can play with your kinders at any time of the year!

Growing Kinders: Phonemic Fun!

You will need a bag of some sort - it can be a gift bag, or a bag like this: You could decorate it all cute with some puffy paint and ribbons. Since I'm on vacation, I don't have access to the supplies! I'll try to make one up when I get home! You also need some small manipulatives or picture cards. And finally, you need this little diddy: (Click on the image if you would like to download this to put in the bag or attach to the bag!) What do you think? Lanolins Greenhouse: PRofessor Garfield. ABCs of Teaching Reading. Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness - School Sparks. Reading A-Z: The online leveled reading program with downloadable books to print and assemble.

Florida Center for Reading Research. From 2004 to 2007, a team of teachers at FCRR collected ideas and created Student Center Activities for use in kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms.

Florida Center for Reading Research

Accompanying these Student Center Activities is a Teacher Resource Guide and Professional Development DVD that offers important insights on differentiated instruction and how to use the Student Center materials. Frequently Asked Questions About Student Center Activities Grades K-1 Student Center Activities (2005) Grades K-1 Student Center Activities (Revised, 2008) Grades 2-3 Student Center Activities (2006) Grades 4-5 Student Center Activities (2007) Student Center Activities aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Alliteration Examples for Kids: Alliterations Poems Tongue Twisters Clilches. Fun with Alliteration Examples for Kids!

Alliteration Examples for Kids: Alliterations Poems Tongue Twisters Clilches

Updated with additional Alliteration Examples for Kids: Famous clichés and sayings, 1/27/13. Spending time with the grandchildren sometimes gives grandparents cause to think quickly for ways to entertain them, especially in the car while stuck in traffic on the way to the beach on a summer weekend day. 6 Alliteration Games to Learn Alliteration. Need new games for car rides or other times when you need to quietly keep your grandkids entertained?

6 Alliteration Games to Learn Alliteration

Playing alliteration games is one fun way we’ve found that will do just that! We enjoy playing alliteration games with our grandchildren during the rides back and forth between our homes. The rides to either home are about 30 minutes without the summer traffic…and that can take up to an hour at the wrong time of the day! So we make the best of it to distract the kids and to refocus them away from videos on the car’s DVD player. Time goes by so much faster and it gives us a fun way to bond with them.