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Reading Activities

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These bookmarks are great to pass out to your students when teaching blends, short vowel sounds and diagraphs. Learning these sounds with a picture helps your students make real connections and is a super important learning tool that I am sure you will find helpful in your classroom.

Bookmarks that Teach

Story time tips to make the most of your library visit.

Essential Tips for Library Story Time

Picabulary vocabulary game, grades 3–12. Integrate art with your next vocabulary lesson by inviting students to play Picabulary. Teams of students select an artist. Artists go head-to-head while their teammates try to guess the vocabulary words they are drawing. When a teammate guesses, he or she is challenged to use the word in a sentence to score extra points.

What a sweet idea- bookworms to eat while reading

Make learning to read fun with these 6 Reading Games

Learn to Read. 6 Reading Games

Wonderful ideas for teaching fairy tales, compare and contrast, and beginning, middle, and end.

Fairy Tales - Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons

Free Dolch Preprimer Sight Words Playdough Mats with Tracing: all 40 words -

Free Dolch Preprimer Sight Words Playdough Mats with Tracing | 3 Dinosaurs

A fun reading comprehension activity that teaches kids how to retell a story from growingbookbybook....

Reading Comprehension: Rainbow Retelling

Only 17% of parents of kids ages 9 – 11 read aloud to their children. Yet reading aloud to older kids provides them with many important benefits.

The Importance of Reading Aloud to Big Kids | Brightly

FREE Beginning Alphabet Sounds Clip Cards: Which Sound is Different? | This Reading Mama

FREE Beginning Alphabet Sounds Clip Cards

My students LOVE this partner word-work activity! Blog post from Creating Readers and Writers: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall" #sightwords #wordwork #spelling

Creating Readers and Writers: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Printable Bookmark and Reading Log. Good way to keep track of all that reading!

Printable Bookmark and Reading Log - Kids Activities Blog

A selection of the best Literacy games and activities, to help familiarise children with letters and support early reading and writing skills

My Pick Of The Best Literacy Activities & Games - In The Playroom

Bring your read alouds to life! Do something fun to get students involved in the book.

Secondgradealicious: End of the School Year Part 2!

Inference through pictures - What a great idea…find a good picture, glue it on a large piece of construction paper and post on the board/wall. Kids can write inferences about the picture throughout the day…then discuss. Love this!

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    Breanna Page

    It would be good for talking about clues and such, as well as why not to assume without evidence. Pics could be content related, or real pieces of art.

Words treasure hunt with a focus on the letter X - "X" Marks the spot! (Free printables included)

These FREE Mystery Letters for the Hundreds Chart reinforce numbers, letters, and handwriting for both upper and lowercase letters! {53-pg pack} | This Reading Mama

FREE Mystery Letters for Hundreds Chart

The more I become experienced in my craft, the more I realize that most teachers are thrown a manual and told to teach.  For me, there have been big Aha’s and I actually have realized why the reading programs are putting these components into their program.  I would like to express that I am not...Read More »

reading journals

10 authentic ways to hold students accountable for home reading -

Helping Kids Read Longer Words {free baseball-themed printable pack included} | This Reading Mama

Helping Kids Read Longer Words

The Common Core standards for kindergarten require kids to learn how to read, even though many kids aren't developmentally ready.

Reading and moving - motivational!

FREE Letter P CVC Phoneme Segmentation Cards. Such a fun word work center for kiddos learning to read!

Preschool Letter P - In My World

A daily reading habit reduces stress, improves memory, and makes you...sexier? Here are 8 easy ways to develop a healthy reading habit - from a bona fide bookworm!

How to Develop a Reading Habit - 8 Tips From a Bookworm