Free R-Controlled Vowels Posters!

Visual cues often help our young readers learn phonics rules. These free r-controlled vowels can be posted in your classroom or within your small group intervention area. Enjoy! The R-Controlled Vowel Posters can be downloaded for FREE in my online Teachers Pay Teachers store.        

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Apple Themed Activities for Learning the Alphabet and Rhyme

I just love fall! There’s nothing more fun than pulling out all those apple, pumpkin and scarecrow themed activities out of the closet. Last year I gathered all the apple themed literacy activities and placed them in this Sterilite container for super easy access. They fit perfectly! The containers are 15″L x 11 1/2″W x 3 […]

Dab It! Game Boards for Sight Words and Phonics Skills

I just absolutely LOVE the Dab It! game. It’s always amazing that something so simple can be so engaging. All you need to do is print the template you’d like to use and grab a few bingo dabbers (I can usually find them at the Dollar Tree). The activity is played much like 4-In-A-Row. Players […]

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Developmental Sequence of Phonological Skills

  Click the following link to download this free handout Developmental Sequence of Phonological Skills Teaching phonological and phonemic skills is such a critical component in helping our little learners acquire the necessary building blocks to become proficient readers and writers. Understanding the sequence of phonological/phonemic development and the approximate ages of mastery helps us to […]

Phonics Based Word Sorting Activities

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of picture and word sort activities. These activities are super helpful in the beginning stages of teaching a phonics concept. When using word sorts, students begin to see patterns of where certain letter combinations for sounds most often occur. For […]

Cookie Sheet Activities for Beginning Sounds

I just LOVE the cookie sheet activities. They are perfect for our little learners who need a hands-on approach for learning their letters and sounds. When you download the cookie sheet activities for beginning sounds you’ll receive 20 templates for matching the beginning sounds of words to the letter. The templates are organized in the […]

Spring Themed Game Boards for Teaching Sight Words

Yeah! May is here! It’s really here. Living in the north, when the calendar says it’s spring it often doesn’t feel like spring at all. It is not uncommon to still have several inches of snow on the ground well into April. But when we flip that calendar to May- well, that’s when it feels […]

Fun Little Activity for Teaching the -k and -ck Spelling Pattern

The popcorn activity for sorting words containing the final /k/ spelling pattern was such a hit I decided to create an ice cream cone version to add a little variety.  Sorting activities are a perfect way to introduce many of our spelling rules as students can see right away how the rule applies.  Just as a […]

Activities on the Go! R-Controlled Vowels and Vowel Teams

A few years ago my daughter and Lizzie and I were checking out the donated movies at our local Habitat for Humanity store and it just hit me! Those old VHS cases would be perfect storage for teaching activities! They would store so nicely on shelves and you’d just be able to pick the skill […]

Teaching the -k and -ck Spelling Pattern

It’s important for our young readers to understand that phonemes (sounds) can be represented by multiple spelling patterns.  Teaching students the spelling patterns for different sounds is critical for accurate decoding and encoding. When the /k/ sound is at the end of a word it can be spelled with either the letter “k”  or the […]

St. Patrick’s Day Games!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and it’s always fun to add a little holiday twist into small group and center activities.  The Lucky You! activities are super quick and easy to assemble. Just print and cut the word cards and you’ll have a holiday themed activity ready to go! Especially if you […]

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