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Language Arts Ideas

Lots of great ideas for teaching language arts in general to mostly to Pre-K, Kindergarten, and first graders, but also some ideas for older kids, too! Visit me at, or at my blog at

My contraction paint strips :)

Free Daily 5 posters plus "work with teacher"

EXCELLENT post with simple, do-able, understandable tips for teaching kids with #dyslexia!

Click here to find out how your kids can make this cute little easy reader! $3.00

Close Reading Beginner's Guide by Lyndsey Kister (free from Freebielicious)

Great ideas for teaching kids to read nonsense words, and some freebies, too!

Kindergarten writing rubric: pictures are very helpful in scoring (free download)

Why Do Some Kids Do More Poorly on Tests at School Than At Home?

Read to a Dog Program! Search online for a Read to a Dog program in your area. You can also contact local therapy dog groups and ask them to come to your classroom so your students can read to the dogs. This could become a monthly routine or a special reward that the kids earn.

  • Ruthanne Newman

    Aha! A reason to bring my cute dog to school! I'm showing this to my principal tomorrow.

  • HeidiSongs

    Check the link within the article for research that backs it up!

How to Teach Kids to Write Words Like They Sound

Reading Comprehension Talk Moves

7 syllables types free poster download. This can help kids figure out where to divide words when they need to hyphenate.

Kristin from a Teeny Tiny Teacher is holding a fund raiser for a child in her class that has cancer! Will you help? Look how much you get for $20!

"Penny Piddles:" Free print and fold easy reader from HeidiSongs!

Pocket Lockets freebie! These are so cute! Kids put them together and wear them as a necklace! Great way to introduce and reinforce a new word.

HeidiSongs New Colors and Shapes DVD is HERE!

I Spy CVC Words from HeidiSongs Freebie

Learning Disabilities: Real Stories of Children That Succeeded with Music and Movement

FREE printable pages for January! Great for reviewing after winter break.