Differences Between Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
Confused with the terms of phonological awareness and phonemic awareness? Phonology is the study of vocal sounds. There is no print involved in this stage of literacy. It is an “eyes closed” stage in identifying and manipulating the sounds of oral language. Beginning with sentences, words, syllables, onsets, rimes and ending with phonemes.
Phonics Workshop: How to Organize it all
Managing Phonics Workshop supplies can be a challenge. If you are looking for a better way to organize your whole group supplies… if you are anything like me, saving minutes throughout the day is a struggle! Transitions from one lesson to another while gathering and […]
Sight Word Activities with a Word Detective Theme
Which are the best sight word activities to boost fluency? Is it the traditional word wall, a portable word wall, a phonics notebook, a word wallet or a personal word wall? Let’s take a closer look at all our options with a Word Detective theme! […]
Using Your Classroom Rules as Personal Behavior Goals with “I can” Statements
When you are introducing your classroom rules at the beginning of the school year, you hope they stick! As teachers, we make every effort to repeat, rehearse and restate our classroom expectations, but will our students remember them and follow through? Setting personal behavior goals […]
A Print Rich Classroom Environment
In an effort to raise phonemic awareness, teachers are presented with the challenge of providing their students with a print rich environment that will provide their students with a variety of opportunities to see, read and most importantly interact with written words. How do we […]
Be a Smart Cookie! A Differentiated Sight Word Fluency System
Are you looking for a method to Improve sight Word Fluency while using differentiated sight word lists? I know what is holding you back…it’s work. I won’t lie and say that it was easy coming up with this system. It took me a few years. […]
Our Interactive Gumball Phonics™ Notebook
As Adults: Not many of us enjoy a challenge. Not many of us embrace unfamiliar territory. Many of us are creatures of habit and find security staying in our comfort zone. Yet, as adults when we do encounter challenges, we work through them because we […]
Gumball Phonics™: A Unique Color-coded Phonics Approach
Gumball Phonics™ is a unique color-coded phonics strategy to help young readers and writers DECODE unfamiliar words, rather than GUESS. This FUN color–coded phonics approach will help your students discriminate between the various phonics and spelling patterns found in words they encounter while reading. […]
The Read to Self THINKmark: A FREEBIE for you!
Are you looking for more opportunities to encourage your students to apply what they have learned from your phonics instruction while they read? Let me share this strategy with you! We all know that children LOVE to read and be read to! The method […]
Differentiate Your Literacy Program!
As requested, I have bundled up the ESSENTIAL resources you need to help with: planning organizing establishing routines and implementing DIFFERENTIATED WORD STUDY GROUPS! You can find the complete bundle here at The K Files shop: Differentiate Your Word Study Groups: The ESSENTIALS BUNDLE