Category: Reading

Digital Phonics Poems

I have been creating and using phonics poetry for K-2 classrooms for almost a decade now! I just find that fun, rhythmic phonics poems are a great way to practice so many different skills. For one, we practice decoding many different phonics patterns by reading words with those patterns within a text. We practice fluency […]

3 Tips to Rev Up Your Read Aloud!

The read aloud. It’s a teacher’s dream. The students all sitting quietly, listening, learning, enjoying the book! That’s what we all hope for right?!   Now don’t get me wrong, these moments exist and they should be cherished! But sometimes, I wanted to make sure I was making the most of my precious read aloud […]

Sight word games for kids

Sight words are critical in learning how to read. Not only are sight words the most frequent words seen in our texts, but most of them cannot be sounded out based on the “normal” phonetic patterns we teach to our students. Memorization is key when it comes to sight words. Since flashcards can be boring, […]