Concepts of Print | Free Lesson Plans
Embark on a fascinating journey into the world of early literacy with our latest blog post! 🚀📖 Discover the essential building blocks that lay the foundation for reading success – the Concepts of Print! Grab your FREE lesson plans to get started!
Prewriting for Primary Students
🖌️ Mastering Prewriting Skills for Primary Students! 📝✨ Lay a strong foundation for writing success with these essential prewriting activities. 👩🎓👨🎓 We've got the perfect exercises to unlock the potential of your young learners and watch them flourish as confident writers! 🌟
FREE Phonological Awareness Cheat Sheet
Phonological awareness is the glue that holds reading together and I’ve got just the thing to keep you on track. Head on over to grab your free phonological awareness cheat sheet!
3 Reasons Why Prewriting is Important!
Prewriting is a critical step in the writing process that helps students to form and shape their ideas before they actually begin drafting. In this post I share 3 reasons why prewriting is important in the primary classroom!
The First Day of Writing Workshop
Teaching writing in the primary grades can be extremely tough. We’re asking students to engage in a writing workshop before they can really write, BUT, we have to start somewhere! Here are some tips on what to do in getting started with writing in your classroom.
The 1st Minutes of Small Group Instruction
Time is a precious commodity during the school day, and it's important that we maximize every second! During small group instruction we support the reader and scaffold our instruction, but where do we begin? How should we get started? Over on the blog I'm sharing with you the first minutes of my small group instruction.
Easy Alphabet Arc Activities
Do you have an alphabet arc, but you aren't quite sure what to do with it? The purpose of an alphabet arc is to help students gain speed, accuracy, and automaticity in letter recognition. Head on over to learn more and grab your freebie!
What is a Sound Wall?
Sound walls have been sweeping across the nation recently, replacing word walls in classrooms all over. Why? This is because sound walls are an important part of the science of reading. They help students to understand how speech maps to print, and how the two work together to create meaning. Head on over to learn more!
Concepts of Print for the Beginning of the School Year
Want to help your students get a strong foundation in the concepts of print? Start by focusing on these 10 days of lessons. This will help set them up for success when it comes time to reading comprehension. Plus, talking about how a story made us feel can help foster a love of reading and writing!
1st day of writing workshop in kindergarten & first grade
Want to know how I start my writing workshops with the younger kids? Here's a hint - it's all about simplicity! In this video, we're going over some ideas on what you should do when your first day of workshop starts.