Tag: literacy

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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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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