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Best Friends MiniBook

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Share this printable book with young readers and teach them what it means to be best friends with someone. This short, lighthearted story is perfect for primary-aged students still developing their foundational reading skills. 
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“I Can” Common Core! 1st Grade Reading

For Teachers 1st Standards
I can read and understand fiction and nonfiction texts! Here is a great checklist that highlights 19 first grade Common Core reading standards. The resource is three pages long. Pages one and two focus on comprehension for fiction and...
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Responding Syllables: Reading and Music

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Shell Silverstein’s “Sick” provides an opportunity for kids to demonstrate their understanding of syllables and phonemes. The class creates a list of descriptive words used in the poem that have more than one syllable, and brainstorm how...
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Vowel Mixing

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Following a brief review of vowels and consonants, scholars take part in an oral fill-in-the-blank activity in which they insert vowels into CVC words. Individually, learners circulate to locate and add vowels to CVC words hidden around...
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Chicka, Chicka, Boom-Boom, Rhyme-a, Rhyme-a, Zoom-Zoom

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Boost rhyming skills with a lesson plan that uses the classic story, Chicka, Chicka, Boom-Boom by Bill Martin Jr. A read-aloud sparks the interest of young scholars while they point out rhyming words and repeated text. A pocket chart...
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Trees of the Midwest

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
All trees are not created equal. A set of three wildlife conservation lessons has learners examine the characteristics of individual trees. They look at the life cycle of the tree using a story and reference a field guide to identify...
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Sports of All Sorts

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Do your students love sports? Do they love math and reading? If the first answer is yes and the second is no, a resource with sports-themed math and literacy games may change their minds! Learners move through stations to practice...
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Poetry Portfolios: Using Poetry to Teach Reading

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Over the course of five periods, scholars create a poetry portfolio. They begin with a reading of the poem, Firefly. With a focus on vocabulary, learners reread the poem then look for sight words and other skills. 
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Word Recognition Strategies Using Nursery Rhymes

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
As a class, scholars read the poems, Humpty Dumpty, Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater, and Jack and Jill, in order to identify words with the same ending sound. Using their rhyming skills, learners brainstorm additional words from word...
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Lesson 6 - Vowel-Consonant-E Syllables

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Adding an e sometimes significantly changes the pronunciation of a word. An informative lesson introduces Vowel-Consonant-E syllables by helping learners see the difference between the pronunciation of words like mop and mope. A script...
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Lesson 1 - Short Vowels

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Apple, Adam, and At all have something in common. What is it? They all start with the short A sound. The first lesson plan of set in the Word Recognition and Fluency series introduces readers to short vowel sounds with a series of...
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Lesson 5 - R-Controlled Syllables

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Put on your pirate hat and get ready to teach r-controlled syllables. Learners practice using words that contain ar, or, er, ir, and ur. Instructors model how to decode words to isolate vowel teams, as well as combine r-controlled sounds...
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Tips for Teaching: Word Recognition

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Learning to read can be exhilarating for some pupils, but for others, it's difficult to get past the frustration of not knowing how to read a particular word. A tutoring resource provides several ways to guide class members into...
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Thinking Spelling

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
An etymology resource is packed with suggestions for activities designed to build phonological, visual, morphemic, and etymological spelling skills.
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Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Explore the works of Eric Carle with a set of four lessons focused around the stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Young readers develop a storyboard,...
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Word Family

For Students K - 2nd Standards
What do a man, a can, and a fan have in common? They are all in the same word family! Young readers practice adding the first letter or letters to each word within a particular word family.
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Phonological Awareness

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Kindergarteners and first graders alike are engaged as they learn the initial sounds of objects by taking turns flipping cards to form a long train. This complete and ready to print activity helps young ones build the basic foundations...
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Bugs and Flowers Math and Literacy Centers

For Students K - 1st Standards
The sun shines, flowers bloom, and bugs fly—it must be Spring! Add a cheerful theme of bugs and flowers to math and literacy centers. Scholars take part in an assortment of activities designed to reinforce concepts such as identifying...
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Summer Build-a-Word Puzzles

For Students K - 1st Standards
Help beginning students build words from sounds right before summer with a set of build-a-word puzzles. The 17-page packet comes with 45 beach-themed word puzzles.
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Phonological Awareness: A Sound Beginning

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Choose from a variety of phonological activities to complement a reading lesson. The guide goes through the basic components of good phonics instruction focusing on sound types, levels of phonological awareness, assessment methods, and...
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Valentine's Math and Literacy Centers

For Students K - 1st Standards
Look no further for a Valentine's Day-themed packet intended for math and literacy centers. Learners practice writing, reading, and representing numbers in a variety of ways, including skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s to 100. The pink...
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Valentine Math and Literacy Practice

For Students K - 1st Standards
Looking for math and literacy practice with a Valentine's Day theme? Look no more, because this 43-page packet is filled with practice pages intended to reinforce basic math, reading, and writing skills. From counting to writing words to...
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Guest Teacher Plans: 1st Grade

For Teachers 1st Standards
Have you ever gone to work when you needed to stay home but didn't because the thought of making substitute plans was too daunting? Don't feel that way anymore with a template designed for first grade equipped with general classroom...
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Essential Reading Strategies for the Struggling Reader

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Beneficial for beginning readers, struggling readers, and those in need of review, a set of language arts activities is a great addition to any foundational reading unit. Focusing on phonological awareness, fluency, instructional...