Early Reading Teacher Resources

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Great Early Elementary Reads

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Here is an excellent reference list of over 60 recommended book titles for early readers, each of which includes the author, title, number of pages, and brief summary.
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Vowel Sounds: /air/ and /er/

For Students K - 1st Standards
All the best readers started out the same way. Build the foundational skills needed to recognize vowel sounds like /air/ and /er/. Early readers write a word to label each of nine images. Each image focuses on a different spelling...
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Silent "e" Changes

For Teachers K - 1st
Get that silent e under control! Engage early readers in a silent e activity to help them understand the changes an e can make to a simple word. With the provided cards, they read and write each word as it appears without the silent e....
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Book Review Writing: a Guide for Young Reviewers

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Encourage scholars to share their love of reading with informative and engaging book reviews. Here, you'll find a series of guides that walk learners through the review writing process. Included in the collection is information about...
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Washington’s Farewell Speech

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Practice reading fluency with a Reader's Theater performance based on Washington's Farewell Address. The teacher begins by reading a few paragraphs from the address and talking about mood and expression with the class. Groups of five...
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Early Rebellions

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The causes of Shay's Rebellion, the Whisky Rebellion, and Fries's Rebellion are briefly outlined in an information packet that focuses on the responses to the early attempts to collect state and federal taxes.
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“Wild Readers” Decoding Skills Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Set young readers on the path toward fluency with this phonemic awareness resource. Based on the award-winning children's book, Where the Wild Things Are, this lesson allows beginning readers to practice isolating phonemes and...
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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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Ben Franklin-Young Printer

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Explore Ben Franklin with your class through guided reading. Class members start by sharing their prior knowledge about Benjamin Franklin. Then, they independently read the first chapter of Ben Franklin-Young Printer. Reading one chapter...
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Read to Us!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Kids love being read to. Use these children's books and accompanying activities to engage young learners. Fun drawing print-outs and charts are included, and a variety of reading strategies are employed. 
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The Evolution of YA: Young Adult Fiction, Explained

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Paranormal teen romances may currently dominate the young adult fiction shelves, but that's not the only change to the genre during the past few years. The evolution of YA lit is the topic of an informational video that follows the teen...
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The “I” Novels in the Context of Early 20th-Century Japan

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Although this lesson plan covers the rather obscure topic of the Japanese "I-novel", it also includes a great deal of historical information and material for an in-depth discussion of universal literary concepts. Specifically, young...
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-air Spelling Pattern

For Teachers K - 2nd
What do hair, chair, and fair all have in common? The -air spelling pattern! Each slide provides both an image and a word that contains the -air sound. Perfect for early readers or to boost spelling success.
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See it-Sound it

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Use this great phonemic awareness idea at a center or to introduce the concept of phoneme isolation to the entire class. Early readers put their hand into a mystery box, pull out an item, then name and identify its initial phoneme. Make...
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The Phoneme Game

For Teachers K - 1st
Early readers play a board game to practice segmenting phonemes. Each child determines how many spaces to move by choosing a picture, saying the name of the object on the card, then counting the phonemes they say. Board game and picture...
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Medial Match

For Teachers K - 1st
At a learning center, early readers get together and match medial phonemes. The take turns picking picture cards from a pile, they say each word, then determine if the pair have matching medial sounds or not.
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Practicing Letters W and X

For Students Pre-K - K Standards
Match initial phonemes to practice recognizing the sounds made by the letters w and x. Early readers circle all of the objects that begin with either an x or a w, then trace each letter several times. Try a fun variation by having...
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Vowel Sounds: I and O

For Students K - 1st
Early readers put their short vowel know how to the test. They read a series of simple cvc words, circle all the words that contain the medial short vowel sound indicated, then write those words in the space provided. Phonics, reading,...
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What's in Front?

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
Front and back are common prepositions. Early readers will practice understanding relative positions while using common prepositions by placing a check next to objects in front. Then they draw a cat in front of the house. Tip: Discuss...
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Persecution of the German-Jews: The Early Years - 1933-1939

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young historians learn about the dehumanization process of stripping German Jews of basic, fundamental rights prior to the genocide of European Jews in the 1940s. Learners watch video clips of survivors who recount such events as the...
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Early English Exploration and Settlement of the Colony of Virginia

For Teachers 5th - 6th
With resource links, a detailed procedure, embedded primary source documents, and a Readers Theater script, you're ready to teach! Re-enact historical events in order to boost historical perspective, discern main ideas, and draw...
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Ramona Activity Booklet reading comprehension

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Add a some variety to a reading of Beverly Cleary's Ramona series with this collection of fun worksheets and activities. From a basic reading comprehension crossword puzzle to a quiz that determines which character students are most...
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African American Inventors: Patricia Bath

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Young readers practice their comprehension skills by responding to a series of text-based questions on a passage about Patricia Bath, the first black woman medical doctor to receive a patent.
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Preparing for Guided Reading

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Differentiate reading instruction with the help of graphic organizers, worksheets, and assessments designed to create an organized base for successful small reading groups and growth among early readers.