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Easy No-Prep Sight Word Books

Students can create their own no-prep sight word books to reinforce reading and writing the words they are learning. Teaching Sight Words This past year, I learned about the Heart Word method for teaching sight words. For students to automatically start reading them, I explicitly teach my students how to read them. This way, they …

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Games and Activities for Kindergarten Phonics Practice

Try these fun games and activities for kindergarten phonics practice and reinforce letter-sound knowledge. Importance of Phonics Learning to connect the written symbol (the letter) to its sound is one of the foundational skills that students need to become readers and writers. Phonics needs to be explicitly taught and practiced with students. I use a …

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A Look Inside My Dramatic Play Center

Have a look at my classroom’s dramatic play center and get ideas on how you can incorporate dramatic play into your day. This post contains affiliate links. Dramatic Play in Kindergarten Providing students with the opportunity to engage in dramatic play is essential for their social-emotional development. In addition, they build their language, social and …

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Kindergarten Inquiry Ideas Made Easy With Provocation and Labelling Cards

For years, I have been trying to find a way to quickly set up meaningful provocations for my students. I want them to be interesting but also provide valuable learning opportunities. I came up with these kindergarten inquiry ideas with Labelling and Provocation Cards to fill that need. Provocations I like to think of provocations …

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