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Free: Story Plan Mat with Who and Where picture cards

Beginner's Writing Storyboard

Your beginning readers will love using dot markers (bingo daubers) to dot sight words while reading the simple sentences made of Dolch pre-primer sight words and easily decodable CVC words! Reading the sentences multiple times as they search for each sight word will help increase students' fluency! $

Find and Dot - Sight Words Reading Practice Activity (Pre-Primer)

long a, short a activities...perfect for beginning of the year

a year of many firsts: vowel fun (freebie time!)

Anchor Chart ROUND UP by Karen Jones at the Primary Chalkboard!

Primary Chalkboard: Anchor Chart ROUND UP!

The Ultimate Guided Reading Toolkit- everything you need to plan your groups!

Cute Freebie Phonics Charts

Phonics Charts for Guided Reading and Writing

♥Teaching Fabulous Firsties and 2nd Grade Smarties!♥

♥Teaching Fabulous Firsties and 2nd Grade Smarties!♥

There are some great 2nd Grade anchor charts on this site -- by the Groovy Grandma!

spelling and phonics-- great ideas for teaching and order of phonics (short vowels, digraphs, etc)

Free Springtime Words in a Word spelling activity

Questions and Statements - You will need two lunch sacks and a variety of small classroom objects for this activity. Draw a question mark and write “Question” on one bag. Draw a period and write “Statement” on the other bag. Fill each bag with several objects. Children take turns drawing an item from the bag. If they chose the question bag, they must make up a question about the item. If they choose the statement bag, then they make up a statement about their item.

Use a highlighter to help with ABC order. Link includes a FREE download of ABC order activities including this worksheet.

Free!! Letter and Sound Cards! Short/long vowels, r controlled vowels, blends, etc.