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Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness - School Sparks

Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness - School Sparks
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Reading A-Z: The online leveled reading program with downloadable books to print and assemble For Educators | 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. 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 Student Center Activities and Instructional Routines Search Tool The K-5 Student Center Activities (SCA) and K-3 Instructional Routines search tool provides teacher's access to the 522 individual SCA and the instructional routines from Empowering Teachers.

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! 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?

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. Phoneme segmentation is one of the later developing skills on the hierarchy of development. 1. Download the Doggie, Where’s My Bone activity for FREE 2. Click HERE to download this activity. Once the students are successful with the one-to-one correspondence activity and are pretty much independent with this, we can then increase the difficulty of the task by not providing the one-to-one correspondence component. 3. 4. 5. 6. Click HERE to download this activity. 7. Click HERE to download step-by-step directions and 42 colorful pictures. 8.

Reading the Alphabet: a FREE PreK Reading Curriculum What is Reading the Alphabet? 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

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! 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. Here are some of the activities we've been having fun with lately! Swat It! Just program the bees with your sight words (they're editable). Sight Word Parking Lot This game was inspired by Juggling with Kids. Sight Word Ball Toss Sorry I don't have a picture of this one. Sight Word Chants I found these fun chants at Growing Kinders! Similar to Bingo. Sound Hop We use these rubber dots for hopping the sounds in words. Tap Light Segmenting These cute tap lights can be found at Walmart for $1.00! Slinky Stretch So simple and fun...we stretch out a slinky as we s-t-r-e-t-c-h the sounds in words! Head Shoulders Knees and Toes We tap our head for the beginning sound, shoulders for the middle sound, and so forth.

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. 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. This is a file folder game I put together where you can put the words in alphabetical order. I have a set of clothespins that I wrote letters on, both in upper and lower case. And on this disc, they are pictures, so we said the word out loud and Butterfly indicated what letter the picture started with, then clipped on the answer with the letter clothespins.

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. 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 If you'd like step-by-step directions with pictures click HERE. 

25 Picture Books That Rhyme Rhyming is so important for children to understand and play with language. 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? Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae is a very sweet story about a giraffe who gets laughed at because he doesn’t know how to dance. Parts by Tedd Arnold is so funny. How Big Is a Pig? by Claire Beaton is a favorite in our house and has been for both my kids. I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont is guaranteed to entertain your child, even my toddler was laughing and anticipating the rhyming text which tickled me to no end! Madeline Granny Went to Market Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton always makes me laugh. Goodnight Moon Is There Really a Human Race? Zin! by Dr.

Alliteration Games | 6 Alliteration Games to Learn Alliteration Need new games for car rides or other times when you need to quietly keep your grandkids entertained? 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. Alliteration Games #1 “I am going on a trip” is one of several fun alliteration games that help to reinforce the literary device, alliteration, by focusing on the initial sounds. Follow these steps to play the “I am going on a trip” game: Have one person start by saying (or perhaps singing) that they are going on a trip to a particular place. Results: That person then drops out of the alliteration game. Results: That person is the winner! Alliteration Games #2

Alliteration Examples for Kids: Alliterations Poems Tongue Twisters Clilches Fun with Alliteration Examples for Kids! 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. One way we grandparents pass the time and keep our two older grandchildren distracted is to teach them tongue twisters using special alliteration examples for kids. Longer tongue twisters are also known as alliteration poems or verses. (The following alliteration examples and tongue twisters may help with homework assignments, too. Alliteration Examples for Kids Alliteration is the use of the same consonant sounds in words that are near each other. A tongue twister is defined as a phrase or sentence that is hard to speak fast, usually because of alliteration or a sequence of nearly similar sounds. Alliteration Examples for Kids in Nursery Rhymes Mr.

This site has well designed worksheets that are free. There are worksheets with only images for application in Phonemic Awareness. by jezzri Sep 16