Category: Science of Reading

What is the Science of Reading?

The term “science of reading” has been thrown out there a lot, but I’m not sure that I have found a clear, concise definition for it that didn’t sound like it was written by a scientist. Have you ever wondered what exactly IS the science of reading? Today I want

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4 fun read alouds for the month of February

4 Fun Read Alouds for February

Create engaged learners with this February-themed read-aloud book companion. This read-aloud bundle comes with 4 weeks of plans to help discuss the Valentine’s Day, Dental Health Month, model text-to-self connections and more!

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4 Fun Read Alouds for May

It’s time for read alouds for May! For many schools, May is considered to be the home stretch. You can almost see the finish line, although the kids are acting as if we have passed the finish line and school is done! No worries, you can keep them engaged by

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March read alouds for Kindergarten

4 Fun Read Alouds for March

It’s time to talk about read alouds for March! This month is when the world seems to come alive after the long slumber of winter. The days start to get longer, and there’s something about the coming days that make you want to get out of the house! It’s also

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December Read Alouds for Kindergarten

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 utilize

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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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4 September Read Alouds for Kindergarten

September read alouds for kindergarten are a crucial part of the early school year as the academic journey kicks into high gear. As an educator with a passion for nurturing young minds, I understand the significance of selecting the right books to foster listening comprehension and ignite curiosity in young

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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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FREE CONCEPTS OF PRINT LESSONS

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