Tag: literacy

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Literacy in Kindergarten

Plan and implement a developmentally appropriate program for literacy in kindergarten. Read about everything you need to know for this school year. Our young learners need planned, extensive and developmentally appropriate literacy instruction to become readers and writers. This is coupled with opportunities to use these skills through play during the school day. I recently …

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Story Elements Activity: My Coding Story

Use a fun and interactive activity to teach about story elements and have students create their own coding story. I teach about story elements all year long to my students. We identify the main character, setting, problem and solution whenever we read books together. This is a great way to reinforce comprehension and retell skills. …

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Alphabet Activities with Boom Cards!

Reinforce uppercase and lowercase letter recognition, letter formation, and letter sounds with hands-on and engaging activities. These digital task card decks will work on learning to identify and name the letters of the alphabet. Boom Cards are a great way to reinforce skills and concepts with your students. I love using them in the classroom as a math or …

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Kindergarten Printable Activities for Easy Prep Literacy Centers

Kindergarten printable no-prep literacy activities that will reinforce letter formation and recognition, or sight words. Use these for emergency sub plans, easy planning, or back-up centers. I have reflected on the difference between Play-Based and Paper Centers in a blog post. I am a proponent of hands-on and play-based learning. It is so important for …

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