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"Ch" Words

For Teachers K - 2nd
What do chug and chain have in common? The consonant digraph ch of course. Hold onto your hats – here is a packet of worksheets with enough practice activities to fill a short unit. It contains two lists of ch words, three practice...
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Preschool Color Fun and Activities

For Teachers Pre-K
I can't stress enough the importance of songs and rhyming chants to the development of early literacy skills. To reinforce color recognition, little ones sing, count, move, and create. All you have to do is choose which of these great...
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Hip Hop Humpty Dumpty

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Sing along to with this Hip Hop Humpty Dumpty song. This Nursery rhyme just got an update with a Hip Hop twist, animation, and bright colors. Updated rhymes like this one could insight early literacy and interest in reading. Tip: Have...
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A'planting We will Go

For Teachers K - 1st
Germination is an amazing process that results in amazing things. The book The Tiny Seed is the inspiration for a set of activities that will help build early literacy, observation, language, and writing skills. The class observes how...
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School Home Links

For Students 1st - 2nd
For this set of early literacy worksheets, learners explore writing basic words, identifying sounds, and practicing basic listening skills as they complete literacy activities with the help of their parent/guardian.
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Do You Want to Be My Friend?

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners participate in a variety of emergent and early-literacy activities based on a "friendship" theme. Learners listen to the book Do You Want to Be My Friend by Eric Carle, then echo read, choral read, and independently read...
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Abby Reads To Marco

For Students Pre-K - K
We read Fairy Tales, but what does a fairy read? Real People Tales! Abby reads baby Marco a Language Arts story about a mom who makes pumpkin pie in the oven, not with a magic wand. This is a cute way to introduce Language Arts and early...
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The Tiny Seed Lesson Plan Guide

For Teachers K - 1st
Not only is this lesson about story retell, main events, and making predictions, it's also about plants. Youngsters will read the tale, The Tiny Seed as they explore the plant life cycle and early literacy skills. The lesson is very...
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Bugs

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
This is not just a worksheet, but an entire set of activities and worksheets that can accompany any unit on bugs or insects. Little learners will hone early math and literacy skills as they create mini-books, discriminate between big and...
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Phoneme Split and Say

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Little ones are provided with all the tools needed to begin segmenting phonemes. There are twenty Elkonin box picture cards, five blank Elkonin box cards, and full instructions on how to help pre-readers practice splitting and saying...
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"Sh" Words

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Sh, sh, sh! When two letters together always make the same sound, they're called a consonant digraph. Get those early readers ready to use the sh sound with confidence. This packet contains printable wall cards, a miniature sh book for...
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Mouse Mess

For Teachers K
Scholars practice rhyming and phonemic awareness using trade books and poetry. They will listen to the book Mouse Mess several times throughout the week, identifying rhyming words, and matching words that begin with the same sound. Then...
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Pocket Rhymes

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Rhyming is fun and it helps build phonological awareness that is key in early reading. Learners use a pocket chart and a set of 40 cards that make 20 rhyming sets to practice recognizing rhyming words. Peer one picks a card from a bag...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 1st
A good book deserves to be followed up by a good worksheet. Here is a great resource which is intended for use after reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. It includes several activity ideas that promote skill development in...
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Twelve Wild Ducks (Norway)

For Students 1st - 3rd
How exciting! To break an evil spell that was cast on her 12 older brothers, a princess must face frightening trials and dangers. Youngsters build literacy and comprehension skills as they read a fun fairy tale from Norway. After reading...
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Sound Detective

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Play letter sound detective with your class, and snoop out sounds, onsets, blends, and rhyme. Included in this packet are several image cards, full instructions, and even a cut out detective hat. In pairs, children take turns choosing a...
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Phoneme Dominoes

For Teachers K - 1st
Unlike regular dominoes, these have pictures of simple objects. Images are matched (like pig and plant) based on their initial phonemic sound. Learners will have fun playing and saying various words, matching initial letter sounds as...
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Picture Slide

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Here is another fun and engaging way to help youngsters build phonological awareness. In pairs, they use the provided picture cards to sound out segments of words. As they slide the picture together they say a segment of the...
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Break and Make

For Teachers K - 1st
Break and make is a game that little ones can play to build phonemic awareness and strong phoneme blending skills. In pairs, they take turns testing to see if they can guess the image on the card based on the word segment sounds given....
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Day and Night

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Good Night, Moon is a classic little ones absolutely love. It's a sweet book that can be used, as in this lesson, to start a conversation about the difference between night and day. After reading the story, the class brainstorms...
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Jj's in the Jar

For Students Pre-K - K
Your class is presented with six empty jars. It is their job to find, cut, and paste items in each jar, that begin with the letter J. Jump rope, jelly beans, or jack o' lanterns will do just fine. Motor skills, letter recognition, and...
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Beginning Sounds: A is for Ant

For Teachers K
The ABC's and beginning letter sounds are the foundation of strong reading skills. Use this presentation to build your young learner's abilities to recognize beginning sounds and alphabet letters. Each slide contains an image and a word...
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Fluency Letter Wheel

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Little ones spin their way to letter sound fluency. Working in pairs, they use the provided set of spinners to play a letter sound correspondence game. Each child is timed, during their time they spin the spinner and make the sound of...
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Phoneme Photos

For Teachers K - 1st
This great activity incorporates counting, phoneme segmenting, and class photos. In pairs, learners take turns saying, counting, and checking the number of phoneme segments found in their class mate's names. They count the phonemes and...

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