Spalding Phonics - YouTube video about the Spalding phonograms. Important point is that the letters represent minimal speech units (phonemes), not blends. After 54 of the phonograms have been learned, instruction in spelling begins. Each child thus accumulates a personal list of hundreds of words for which the spelling has been worked our & repeatedly practiced.
Thesaurus Discovery Bottles - Found this idea on Pinterest and adapted it for a library lesson. I filled Vitamin Water bottles with colored rice, objects, and words. Students found five words and five objects. After writing a story using all, they used the thesaurus to replace the overused words found in the discovery bottles. This worked great and the kids were super engaged.
use this folder to help families understand the importance of fluency. The folder provides them with information that help them, help their kids. It gives them step by step information on how to get started with reading passages.