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Sight Word Practice! FREE Apple Life Cycle Printable e-Book for Kids. How I Got 18 out of 23 Kids to Master 100% of Their Sight Words. Each year, as I am getting ready to assess my students for the last time, I do a quick assessment of the children’s sight word knowledge and CVC knowledge, and some key skills in phonemic awareness, etc.

How I Got 18 out of 23 Kids to Master 100% of Their Sight Words Daily Alphabet Activities with Names. I am posting some of my first alphabet activities of the school year.

Daily Alphabet Activities with Names

In my school, the kindergarten reviews the alphabet one letter a day (we started reviewing today). Here are some of the things I do: Today we reviewed the letter Aa. I asked each child, “Do you have any a’s in your name?” If the answer was yes, I asked, “Uppercase or lowercase?” Next, we become “Letter Detectives.” Finally, we create an artsy alphabet! A Teacher's Guide to Words Their Way - Second Story Window. If you've visited our blog before, you know that we are big fans of Words Their Way (shortened to WTW).

A Teacher's Guide to Words Their Way - Second Story Window

This is an assessment-based, differentiated, leveled approach to spelling and word work. Here's a little background on our experience with the WTW program: It's encouraged, not required in our district. Teachers can implement the program however they see fit.Heidi has taken some trainings but most of our know-how is from the book and trial and error.We use the sorts weekly but do not use the program for spelling. Visit our post about Chunk Spelling to learn more about that approach. Hopefully this post will give you some insight and tips if you're looking to implement WTW in your classroom.

Setting Goals in Writing. Bright Ideas for Kinesthetic Learning. Here we are again - another month of AMAZING bloggers getting together to share some Bright Ideas.

Bright Ideas for Kinesthetic Learning

This time I'd like to share some ideas for those wiggly, bouncy, chatty, energetic, wonderful, kinesthetic learners. We all know 'em. We all have 'em. *FREE* Printable Lined Papers for School - Mama Goes Frugal. I Can Teach My Child To Read. I Can Teach My Child To Read is a comprehensive and wonderful resource that will help you nurture your child’s skills and enjoyment of reading.

I Can Teach My Child To Read

It contains a 10-step program, that will give you the knowledge and confidence to teach your child to read, along with practical tips and fun activities to use together. The book is written by Jenae Jacobson, who holds a Master’s Degree in Education, and draws on her many years of experience as a classroom teacher. She has turned her passion and skills into an inspiring and practical book that any parent can pick up and begin to use with their own child straightaway. Whether your child is at school or learning at home, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. This book will give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to teach your child to read. Download your copy here. A comprehensive and wonderful resource for parents. Beyond Flashcards: How to Teach Sight Words Creatively. “Sight words are boring!”

Beyond Flashcards: How to Teach Sight Words Creatively

They certainly can be… but they don’t have to be. When children are learning to read a huge emphasis is placed on the alphabet – working on letters and their corresponding sounds (think phonics). Guided Reading Table Idea. 1st Grade Word Work: Daily 5 Style. Hi, friends!

1st Grade Word Work: Daily 5 Style

I'm stopping by with a picture-heavy post all about how Word Work runs during our Daily 5 block. Since the end of October, we have been running a true Daily 5 complete with our own choices, pulling small groups, and a small reflection time at the end of each block to keep up accountable. This month in Word Work, my friends have 4 choices right now (soon to be switched out!). I keep the activities in Sterilite containers with their week's words on Command Hooks above the containers (a color representing each of my ability groups). Guided Reading…What Are the Other Kids Doing? This is the third in my series of guided reading help/ideas/tips for teachers struggling with guided reading, or who need a new idea or two.

Guided Reading…What Are the Other Kids Doing?

Before going into the actual guided reading lessons, I know the main thing on any teacher's mind is, "What are the other kids going to be doing? ". During guided reading have you ever had the feeling that the lions are loose in the rest of the room? It happens! The key is to really prepare kids well for independent work, as well as providing activities that are engaging. The video below is one of the best ones I have seen on this issue. Sight Words in 3 Steps! - Simply Kinder. A Peek Inside My Writing Lab - Simply Kinder. I Teach Dual Language: Modeling the Six Traits of Writing (CONVENTIONS) How To Teach Phonics, Decoding, and Concepts About Print with a Sentence Cut Apart Activity - Learning at the Primary Pond.

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How To Teach Phonics, Decoding, and Concepts About Print with a Sentence Cut Apart Activity - Learning at the Primary Pond

Today I want to share with you an activity that I do with my Kinders every week – twice a week, in fact. It’s part of the intervention program developed by my district, and it’s also part of the more widely known Reading Recovery program. I haven’t had the “official” Reading Recovery training, so it may look slightly different in that program, but here’s how I do our sentence cut apart activity: As you can see in the photo, there’s a highlighted line for each word in the sentence. Before I give the child her pencil, I have her repeat the sentence several times to me, and the last time I draw a line for each word.

Once the lines are drawn, then we start writing. Step Three: Cut Apart the Sentence StripOnce I’ve rewritten the same sentence on the sentence strip, then I cut it apart. 25 Ways to Teach Sight Words! I'm going to share with you some fun and engaging ways to teach sight words.

25 Ways to Teach Sight Words!

I mentioned in this post, that I LOVE teaching sight words!! There are numerous reasons, but one of them is the essential fact that learning sight words is just a hop, skip and a jump away from reading fluently! 5 Ways to Teach Handwriting to Preschoolers. If you have a young school-aged child, I’m sure you have seen (and used) the lined handwriting paper. While this paper is great for primary-aged writers, most preschoolers do not posses the fine motor skills to write on the small lined paper. 50 Playful Sight Words Activity Ideas for Beginning Readers. Teaching Kids to Write Super Sentences. How do you encourage your students to write longer, more interesting sentences? You know what will happen if you simply them to write longer sentences... they'll just add more words to the end, resulting in long, rambling run-ons!

After struggling with this problem myself, I developed a three-step process to help my students turn boring sentences into super sentences. I began by teaching them the difference between fragments, run-ons, and complete sentences. How to Teach the Alphabet - Simply Kinder. 11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading. Round Robin Reading (RRR) has been a classroom staple for over 200 years and an activity that over half of K-8 teachers report using in one of its many forms, such as Popcorn Reading.

RRR's popularity endures, despite overwhelming criticism that the practice is ineffective for its stated purpose: enhancing fluency, word decoding, and comprehension. 50 Playful Sight Words Activity Ideas for Beginning Readers. CÓMO ENSEÑAR A LEER. MÉTODOS DE LA ENSEÑANZA DE LA LECTURA. El aprendizaje de la lectura es un proceso largo, para el cual hay varios métodos que podemos llevar a cabo en el aula de infantil. Concretamente son tres las clases de métodos.

Estos son: sintéticos, analíticos y eclécticos. A continuación explicaremos brevemente en que consiste cada uno de ellos. Parten del conocimiento de las letras aisladas, luego la formación de las sílabas y poco a poco la lectura y escritura de palabras, frases y oraciones, empleando las letras y combinaciones silábicas que ya conocen. Al conocer más letras y combinaciones silábicas, se va aumentando la capacidad de lectura y escritura de los niños, hasta que llegan a conocer todo el alfabeto y pueden leer y escribir todo. Entre las modalidades de este tipo de métodos encontramos: ™ El Alfabético: en le que primero se aprende el nombre de las letras, usando las mayúsculas y las minúsculas y siguiendo el orden alfabético durante su aprendizaje. También denominados globales. Literacy Centers & Student Achievement. Mandalas con las letras del abecedario -Orientacion Andujar. Relacionado. Writing Center. How to Teach Guided Reading in Spanish (for K-2) - Learning at the Primary Pond.

Are you a bilingual, dual, or immersion teacher wondering how to implement guided reading in Spanish? Well, the good news is that if you’ve taught guided reading in English, you more or less know how to do it in Spanish. Four Corners: Take vocabulary practice out of the classroom! Four Corners: Take vocabulary practice out of the classroom!