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Construct-a-Word provides a simple, engaging way for students to generate dozens of different words by first choosing an ending (for example -an, -ed, -at, -op) and then adding a beginning letter or blend. When a correct word is created, the word is stored in a Word Bank where students can read and review their words. For each ending, Construct-a-Word prompts students to create between 6 and 14 different possible words, adding an element of fun and discovery. It uses animation and sound to guide students through the steps of creating words, and employs prompts that are clear and easy to master. For ideas of how to use this tool outside the classroom, see Construct-a-Word in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Using a Predictable Text to Teach High-Frequency Words The Big Green Monster Teaches Phonics in Reading and Writing Grades K – 5 | Student Interactive | Learning About Language Word Family Sort Word Wizard ABC Match Puzzle Me Words Related:  Early Childhood

Short ‘E’ Word Families Game : ed, eg, em, en, ep, et Learning Objectives: Built around words with the short vowel ‘e’, these phonics board games will help children review and practice many two-letter word families or word patterns. Word families are a group of words that have a similar sound and writing pattern. They often rhyme and are perfect for teaching together. Words with the following common word patterns will be reviewed in this game: ‘ed’ word family: bed, red, shred, fed etc. Most of these word families are formed using a combination of the short ‘e’ with a single ending consonant. Free Word Games, Vocabulary Building Exercises, English Language Quizzes Looking for mobile games? Create words on the letter wheels Mastermind variation with words Illuminate the hidden word with your mouse Fill in the blanks to finish the arithmetic problem

Word Family Printables - Free Flip Books and Words with Pictures Storytime Standouts features all sorts of free word family printables for kindergarten and grade one Whether supporting my own children as they learned to read, tutoring kindergarten and/or grade one children who are struggling with reading or presenting my Beginning to Read program to five and six year olds, I have always been a great fan of teaching Word Families. Introducing the concept of Word Families helps kindergarten children to understand that elements of words are the same. Three words may have different parts but they may also be very alike. The idea of substituting a beginning sound (or an ending sound) can be introduced long before a child is learning to read. Step 1 – Make sure you have Adobe Reader. Word Family Printables – Flip Books for Kindergarten and Grade One I use these Word Family flip books in my Beginning to Read program. 10 Word Family Flip Books How to Make a Word Family Flip Book Click on the book cover for our post about Fat Cat by Sue Graves and Jan Smith

Spiders and Candy Game | an ESL or language building activity for preschool, kindergarten or toddler classes This is a great game for pre-school children (2+) but it can be used with older children as well. you can use it for simple vocabulary review or to make sentences. How to play: - place all of the small flashcards face up in the middle of the group - students must turn around and cover their eyes - the teacher places one marker under each card (either a piece of candy or a spider) I usually do it in a ration of about 2:1 candy and spiders. - students turn around and one by one call out a vocabulary word or make a sentence using the word. - the teacher lifts the card to reveal what's underneath. - The person with the most candy wins! You can turn over cards after they have been opened. For larger classes, play in groups of 4 and let one of the students play the role of the teacher. Markers to print: Print these to regular paper and cut them out There are three different sets of spiders. This is a great game for one-on-one classes with young children. ******variations******

ENGLISH FLASH GAMES for Learning Vocabulary Top 10 Indoor Games, Classroom Activities Whether it’s just too hot to go outdoors (lucky you, many of us wish we had that problem) or too cold because it’s winter and frigid outside, a day trapped in your classroom can feel like a lifetime. While many of you have heard of brain breaks and probably use them throughout your day, it still may not be enough to ease some of that tension. Here are 10 teacher-tested classroom activities that will help you let out some of that pent-up energy in a controlled, yet fun way. 1. GoNoodle is not only usually the students’ first choice, but it’s the teachers’ first choice as well. 2. This classic game is still popular in today’s classrooms. Number the four corners in your room. 3. This indoor classroom activity may be a blast from the past, but students still love it today. Lab reports are a staple in any science class, but getting students excited... A flipped classroom is a great way to put learning in the hands of students.... 4. 5. This is a simple game of “Where is it?” 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

PhonicsVocabulary Games and Resources Phonics can help a person recognize more words, improve spelling, increase reading speed and comprehension, improve writing skills, help with pronunciation, and improve vocabulary. While a learner may still have to memorize the pronunciation and spelling of some words, he or she will be able to sound out many more on his/her own. Creating phonemic awareness should begin with the vowels: a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y. Students should work on the short vowel sounds before moving on to the long vowel sounds.

English games Games that teach you to read and write. Do you master the letters, and do you know the order of the letters of the alphabet? With these playful games, you practice your knowledge of the English language. Here we have collected all the games on the subject English. Days of the week 0 of 10 levels completed • Days of the week• Spelling Practicing the order of the days of the week. Word spelling 0 of 21 levels completed Practice writing by looking at the picture and then write the word which best describes the picture. Hangman 0 of 40 levels completed • Spelling• The alphabet Figure out the sentence or word that is hidden by guessing letters, one at a time. Positional words 0 of 5 levels completed • Prepositions• Common words• Reading Practise prepositions or positional words. Amazon Wordsearch 0 of 3 levels completed Wordsearch using Amazon unit vocabulary words that are awesome. Word hunt Try to find common English words in this word game. Months Practicing the order of the month of the year.

First Grade Math Practice Tips and Ideas for Parents First grade math practice in the home is generally easy to incorporate. Children in this age group are generally eager and interested in math, and all you need to engage them in home practice is time and interest on YOUR part. FREE to print and download: My own series of 1st grade math worksheets to help your child master the fundamental skills of addition and subtraction up to 20. Do these worksheets, one page per day, to help your child memorize the math facts. Plus, you'll also find guidance about why its critical to memorize these math facts and lots of tips for practice and remediation! Math Games & Activities: Many popular children's activities and games include first grade math practice right in the play. Coin collecting , solving mazes , and some math-game software are also interesting ways to reinforce math skils. Any game involving movement up and down a game-board, such as Chutes and Ladders has counting practice built into every turn. . When your child uses the Kumon series, New!

Vocabulary Games, English Vocabulary Word Games Here are some of the top tips, tricks, ideas, strategies, for teaching first grade and the first grade classroom. First grade is an exciting time of transition for your little ones! To help you have the best year ever, we've scoured our own WeAreTeachers HELPLINE! and the Web for the best tips and ideas for this special grade. Whether you're a longtime vet of this level or just starting out, we hope this list will be your go-to resource for first grade! 1. Seeing their name up on the wall will help them instantly feel at home, and the bright colors will create a festive mood in the classroom. 2. ... or go scholarly with a more intellectual crossword-puzzle bulletin board theme. 3. Students can drop their dull pencils in the “Sharpen Please” tin and take a sharpened pencil from the “Ready to Write” tin. 4. 5. “The kids can make interactive posters on Glogster. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

FUN Critical Thinking Activities For Students in Any Subject The experts on STAAR, such as the Texas Education Agency, the Lead4Ward team and Regional Service Centers tell us that there are some very specific things that we need to do, and other things we should let go of in order to prepare our students for the state assessment. In addition, these strategies can also deepen and broaden their knowledge. Allow for more collaboration on rich content between students (student-centered)Provide higher level thinking questionsGive ample wait timeIncrease critical thinking through authentic instructionFollow the DETAILS of your TEKSKnow the vertical alignment of your TEKS and collaborate with other grade levels The following are ideas for activities that you can use in conjunction with our curriculum in order to help meet some of these criteria, as it is necessary to adjust our mindset from TAKS driven packets to STAAR rich conversations and activities. Talking Chips 1. Pair - Square - Share 3 Facts and a Fib 1. 1. Pass and Play

Flying High In First Grade: Reader's Workshop Today I am linking up with Ms. B over at Buzzing with Ms. B for her Reader's Workshop Linky Party. As we get near the first day back to school, I know we are all thinking about how we are going to teach the first week. My district is very big on the workshop model and we do it for math, reading, and writing. If you are new to the workshop model this is what it looks like. For the first 3 weeks of school I am teaching the students why we read, how we read, what we do when we get to a word when don't know, how to write in our reader's response journal, etc. all within the workshop model. Here is an example of how the 1st day of reader's workshop would look in my classroom. I would bring the students to the carpet (that's where all of our learning happens). The first day I talk about why we read. A trick I use so that I can use these anchor charts year after year is write the students responses on sticky notes and stick them to the anchor chart.