Category: Reading

4 Ways to Develop Word Awareness

When little ones first arrive at school they are bombarded with a lot of new terminology: letters, words, sentences, sounds, syllables, rhymes, etc. As educators, it is our job to provide positive literacy experiences that reinforce what we are introducing them to. One area that I have noticed a struggle with is word

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December Read Alouds for Kindergarten

  There is something so magical about the month of December. The air is electric and you feel as if  anything is possible! The little ones are antsy, so I decided long ago to give in to it all and make December as fun as possible. This means that we

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Building letter recognition

5 Quick Ways to Develop Letter Recognition

When you say letter recognition, it’s almost synonymous with saying kindergarten! It is one of the pillars of literacy in the primary grades, along with phonological awareness. As this is something that we tend to cover the entire year, it’s always great to take a look at your practice and

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Developing Print Awareness Through Writing

There are many recipes in developing print awareness, but they all pretty much contain the same ingredients. We can help students to develop print awareness through reading, but we can also work on it during writing. Just as reading activities are crucial components of an effective literacy program, writing plays

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Concepts of Print

Print awareness is an important component of a child’s journey on the literacy train. We know that the stronger their print awareness skills are, the higher their chance of success in reading. When students enter our classroom, we must be intentional in developing this print awareness. We can definitely do

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Developing Print Awareness Through Reading

There are many predictors of reading success for the littlest of learners. Print awareness is definitely on that list. What students are taught is important, but perhaps even more crucial is how they are taught. As educators, it is our job to ensure that they learn most effectively. To develop

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Predictors of Reading Success

Research has shown time and time again that students must have exposure to repeated positive literacy experiences in order to be successful. There are many things that factor into the reading success of little ones, such as print awareness. They all come to school with their unique backgrounds and it is

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Black History Read Alouds for the Primary Classroom

Black History Read Alouds for the Primary Classroom

Hey guys and dolls, how’s it going? February came quickly, and out of nowhere! I feel like we barely got back to school, and poof! There went January! February is one of my favorite months, not only because of Valentine’s Day but also because of Black History Month! It also means that spring is

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Print Awareness – Early Literacy Series

Welcome to the beginning of a series focused on early literacy! We’re going to kick this off by discussing print awareness. Research shows that students will have a higher chance of being successful in reading when they have strong print awareness skills. Throughout the school day, teachers must be intentional

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Using Wordless Books in a Primary Classroom

Books, books and more books! For every topic that you want to learn about, you can find a book on it. I love to introduce and review concepts with any books that I can get my hands on! Every year when I introduced new books into our day, I never

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FREE CONCEPTS OF PRINT LESSONS

Learn how to create positive literacy experiences right from the start!