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    Find the matching letter. Trace it to match the color on the card.

    Good Alphabet Activity! Small alphabet puzzle from Dollar Tree, letters buried in rice (or maybe water beads for sensory fun?), then have child find and place in correct spot--- trace letters with finger for extra learning!

    Match upper and lowercase letters with this playdough activity.

    Natural Beach Living: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Play

    C is for colorful, curly, crowns. This website has great ideas for learning letters and different crafts for throughout the year.

    Pinner said: After my students write a piece I have them leave it on their desks when they go to lunch or special area classes. I place a Skittle on each correct punctuation mark (and I usually put one or two one if they indent a paragraph). Let me tell you, Skittles are the great motivator!

    Trapped! Punctuation game is a super fun online game that provides great practice in punctuation skills.

    I didn't feel like the kids were actually reading, or getting anything out of parent signature reading logs. Students to have to respond to what they read in a meaningful way. This 5 part response log, with different responses each day allows students to choose which response they want to do, and complete one part a night. They then get the log back the next day to repeat the process. By the end of the week, they have done 4 responses. In Teachers Pay Teachers

    FREE - Busy Prepositions

    Capital letter on white spoon - Lower case letter on clear spoon - match them up

    VocabularySpellin... is an award-winning site! Let's you put in spelling words and play games to practice them.

    Stickers on the dice all have a b or a d -- great activity to force kids to attend to letter shape when reading b/d and writing/tracing b/d

    Bunnicula, by Deborah & James Howe, HUGE Literature Unit. (Smart Chick)

    What a great way to create CVC words...real & nonsense. Free mats to download, too. yay! Dollar Tree foam blocks!!!

    Discovery Education: has a collection (over 200 titles) of children's picture books on video

    This book is GREAT for teaching synonyms. Lots of smiles and laughter...

    foldable for compound words, blends, onset & rimes, or contractions

    Site designed for students to explore eras of British Lit.

    Academy of American Poets - Info on poets and their work; many poems have audio which is important in learning poetry

    Help with APA format

    StoryJumper: publish your own children's book.

    PALS - Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening - Provides assessments, activities, and allows you to enter scores and view reports. Awesome resource!

    prefixes and suffixes

    Reading Rainbow. complete list of 155 youtube Reading Rainbow episodes. Just great great resource. Most films 27 minutes long. books plus extras.

    Online picture books read aloud