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
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 […]
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 4: Motivation & Goal Setting
Now that you have prepped your resources, you are ready to forge ahead with your differentiated Word Study groups. But before you do, I have some tips to help you motivate your students to achieve with goal setting! Motivate Your Students with a Theme and […]
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 […]