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    Tired of flashcards? Here are some creative (and effective) ways to teach sight words (or dolch, high-frequency, fry, etc.). Love the hands on sensory activities!

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    Heidi Songs How I Taught My Kindergartners 125 Sight Words Again Song

    "How I Taught My Kindergartners 125 Sight Words"

    Fingerprint Alphabet Ideas

    Fingerprint Alphabet Art - Easy Peasy and Fun

    They each come up and pick a stick out of my hand and they would have to place it in the right cup! If there’s extra time, they can use the word in a sentence

    The kids liked this game! They each come up and...

    Read the Room - cross out letter or words you find. Use mini clipboards.

    Summer Reading Ideas: Alphabet & Phonics Activities

    Student this for the first week of school. Possibly have 2 writing samples one from beginning of year and one from the end?

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    Comic Book Templates Free Kids Printable. Create your own story!

    Comic Book Templates Free Kids Printable - Kids Activities Blog

    *FREEBIE!* This freebie has Common Core English Language Arts Cheat Sheets for grades K-5!! All ELA standards are on 1 page! #commoncore #ELA (scheduled via

    Common Core ELA Cheat Sheets for Grades K-5...ALL Standards on 1 page

    Interactive language arts practice for 2nd to 10th grade!

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    Mail Art - 16 really cool ways to address an envelope!

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    23 Sight Word Assessments (Dolch Lists) for Grades K, 1, 2 (2 sided assessment for pre-primer, primer, first grade and second grade lists - assess words in a list and in sentences) $

    23 Sight Word Assessments (Dolch Lists) for Grades K, 1, 2

    Building a Paragraph. Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources. Follow all our boards at for therapy resources.

    Building a Paragraph Graphic Organizer

    FREE Alphabet Clip It! Cards

    Clip It! - Alphabet FREE

    Matching a sentence to a picture. Will probably do these together to model but then they will be put in a pocket chart basket for my students to do independently.

    Doodle Bugs Teaching {first grade rocks!}: Lucky Duck Winner

    Punctuation Explained (by Punctuation!) - YouTube

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    First Grade Sight Word List- compare these to what the girls have already learned, then teach them the rest

    First Grade Dolch Sight Word List

    Phonological Awareness Dice Game: all you need is this game, two dice, and some words! Perfect for the traveling therapist! kiwispeech.weebly...

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    50 Hands-On SPELLING ACTIVITIES for Phonics and Sight Words | This Reading Mama

    50 Hands-On Spelling Activities {for Phonics and Sight Words}

    Writing Organization Woes Solved in Mrs. Beattie's Classroom ~Ladybug, Monster, Owl, Pirate, Frog Beach Themes also available!~

    Writing Process Monitoring Chart Ladybug Theme

    Here's the links to our entire 10-week free poetry course for kids, ready to start whenever it works for your family. Feel free to work through the course at your own pace, moving faster or slower as needed.

    The complete 10-week Poetry for Kids course

    FREE Dictionary Word Meaning Graphic Organizer. This sheet can be used for each vocabulary word in the student's personal dictionary.

    Graphic Organizer: Personal Student Dictionary - Word Meaning

    First Grade Smiles: Bright Ideas for Kinesthetic Learning

    Bright Ideas for Kinesthetic Learning

    The Mitten Story Map....also good idea to laminate and make erasable and re-doable for any story

    First Grade Garden: Math Stations

    Free BOB Books First Grade Sight Word Printables - i used these with my niece when she was 4, when she got to kindergarten, she was the most advance child there! Love these

    Free BOB Books First Grade Printables

    Ms. Beattie: Synthesizing

    Ms. Smarty Pants : Synthesizing