Reading Curriculum and Intervention Guide
Do you struggle knowing which reading skills to teach your students? This Reading Skills Step Ladder will give teachers a quick and easy "at a glance" view of how students develop reading skills and help them identify gaps where students are missing essential skills.• If you need help knowing WHAT t...
Teaching Blends and Digraphs - Make Take & Teach
Seems like this week there’s been quite a few questions about blends and digraphs. Teachers have been asking and wanting to know what the difference is between a blend and a digraph, which to teach first and the best way to teach these skills. Well, with all these questions, that was motivation enough for me […]
Structuring a Guided Reading Lesson Made Easy
This guided reading schedule makes it simple for you to know what to do during each guided reading lesson.
The H Brothers activity is a fun way to introduce your students to digraphs. Remember, digraphs are two sounds coming together to make an entirely new single sound. Because this is sometimes a confusing concept for kids, multisensory props and gestures are crucial. Below are a few ideas to get you started: CH: wear a Continue Reading
Open Your Eyes and Visualize!
If you’ve ever had (or possibly you currently do have) a student who struggled with phonics even after receiving daily, systematic instruction, it’s most likely because they have not yet developed their phonemic awareness abilities. Read more
Making Inferences Lessons and some FREEBIES! - Susan Jones
Last year, I taught how to make inferences for quite some time. With such an emphasis on close reading, I wanted my students to read between the lines, to dig deeper, and to find out the answer to the question, “what is the author really trying to say?!” I spent a lot of time […]
20 Perfect Anchor Charts for Teaching Phonics and Blends
We love these phonics charts and blends anchor charts from real classrooms. Your readers will master difficult subjects and build confidence!
Reading is Thinking! – Teacher Trap
Teaching reading comprehension is such a challenge! Learn how I revamped my reading instruction (and my reading block) to inspire HUGE change in my readers!
Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations
I start out the D5 by going over 3 ways to read a book. I will use the following digital anchor chart to explain this conce...
Building Fluency - The Quick and Easy Way!
As we all know, fluency is a key component to reading success! Students need a LOT of opportunities to practice sight word recognition and newly learned
Reading Strategies anchor chart for making connections. Text to text; text to world; text to self