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Sub Plans Ready to Go with a Stress-free Sub Tub

Sub Plans Ready to Go with a Stress-free Sub Tub

Writing sub plans can be a nuisance especially if you or a loved one are feeling under the weather and need care.  The idea of dragging yourself into work to prepare sub plans and lay out all the materials needed for the day can be […]

Differences Between Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

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

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

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! […]