Category: Reading

Long Vowel Phonics Games!

When I teach phonics in my classroom, it usually has 2 parts. I quickly introduce/review a phonics pattern with the whole group (for example, long vowels with silent e). I will model how to read words and apply the silent e. Then I will have students read aloud real and nonsense words with that phonics […]

Read Aloud Books for Making Connections

I thought I would share a few of my favorite books for teaching text-to-self connections, text-to-text connections and text-to-world connections: When students are able to make connections with a book they find more meaning to the story. They are able to better connect with the characters and the plot and really understand what is happening. […]

Read Aloud Lessons and Response Sheets!

These read aloud lessons for kindergarten, first, and second grade are all ready for the teacher to just sit and read! All the questions are already made with stopping points and response sheets! I just wanted to stop by real quick the share a BIG update I made to my read aloud lesson unit! Last […]

Johnny Appleseed Free Mini Unit

Just stopping by real quick tonight to share a free mini unit I made to help your young students celebrate Johnny Appleseed!   This mini unit is geared towards grades 1-2 and includes: – Nonfiction passage (see above) – Vocabulary sheet – Comprehension sheet – 2 writing prompts – Addition apple partner game – Phonics […]