Tag: foundational skills
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
Independent Word Study Centers
If you run literacy centers or a Daily 5 framework in your classroom then you know the struggle of constantly planning and prepping engaging activities for your students to keep behavior problems at a minimum so you can meet with your small groups for Guided […]
A True Interactive Phonics Word Wall
Many of us Super Teachers have had Word Walls in our classrooms for years and years now. I have had one since forever! However, I have never found the Word Wall to be truly interactive for my students. Have you? Of course, we practiced our […]
Hands-on Words Sorts
We all know and appreciate the benefits of providing our students with hands-on learning activities. Not only does working with manipulatives keep students engaged, but they also help students retain what they are learning and foster a love of learning new WORDS. As primary teachers, […]
4 Tips to Motivate Struggling Readers to DECODE, not GUESS!
As primary teachers, we spend most of our time teaching our children to READ, and READ some more. This is not always an easy task. We take on this responsibility and are continuously searching for the right strategies and tools that will provide our young […]
Words Their Way, OUR way Part 7: Read to Self as Word Study
Why not take your Word Work one step further? I have disguised Read to Self as a bit more… Word Work… and my firsties don’t seem to mind. Yours won’t either. It’s a Win-Win! Read on! Read to Self Word Study Assignments In addition to […]
Words Their Way, OUR way Part 3: Planning for Differentiated Word Study Groups
Data drives instruction! You already have the data from the Qualitative Spelling Inventory. You already grouped your students. Your resources are ready. You are ready to “rock on”. Planning for Differentiated Word Study Groups I have a basket for each Word Study Group labeled with […]
Words Their Way, OUR way Part 5: Routine & Differentiated Mini-lessons
Now that you have motivated your students and set goals, you are ready to introduce your Word Study routines. I have some tips to help you introduce these routines whole group so that later on, your students will have clear expectations as to what they […]
Read to Self Bookmarks
As part of our Daily 5 routine my students follow a “Must Do” and “Can Do” list. In addition to my students’ Word Work during our Daily 5, one of their “Must Do” items is to Read to Self. During this time the children […]
Write the Room with QR Codes!!!
I’ve added QR codes to my existing Write the Room series!! Students love to Write the Room as much as they love to use technology. So I thought, why not add QR codes?!?!? And I did! These phonics review games are a great opportunity to […]