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anything and everything related to kids' literacy learning: identifying abc's, alphabet learning, pre-reading, reading comprehension skills & strategies, pre-writing, writing, and books | pins from amy mascott, former high school English teacher, current reading specialist & literacy consultant

reading and writing family names is a super first step to writing! here are a few ways to make it fun for your kids | from

A list of culturally diverse poetry books for kids. Great choices for National Poetry Month!

it's national POETRY month--so get your poem on with a few money poems and money songs!

silly, serious, & meaningful poems your kids can memorize for Poetry Month

3 Cool, Clever, and Authentic Ways to Get Kids to Write Who KNEW writing could be so fun? | me, for @Scholastic

Ultimate Planning Guide to The Lorax: Lessons, Printables, Science, Sensory, math and more Great for Earth Day!

DIY Alphabet Pocket Chart for Learning Letters and Letter Sounds from Lalymom - Use it as a baby gate cover, over an easel or the back of a chair. Great for small play spaces and homeschool classrooms! #SmartMarch #ECE #DIY

new chapter books for kids that they'll love!! --> aaaaaand, @Melissa Taylor rocks it again. great post.

17 Book Series for Kids Who Like Junie B. Jones (but without the bad grammar and sass!) :) --> thank you, @Melissa Taylor bc I am not a fan of Junie.

abc cards and clothespin match | early literacy and alphabet letter game from

Nature Alphabet Book - great writing idea for preschool and kindergarteners! --> VERY cute idea for outdoor literacy learning from @Melissa Taylor

Top 20 Most Commonly Confused Homophones: Here's a language refresher on homophones: words that sound alike but are spelled differently. | amy mascott for @Scholastic

action, action 1, 2, 3 cards get kids movin' and groovin' and doing some early reading & writing--> LOVE this for so many reasons!

Cursive Doodle Art --> anything to get kids playing with letters, names, and creativity! --> thank you, @Erin Wing

Spelling practice ideas for visual learners AND a blog hop full of bright ideas! --> love everything that @Erin Wing shares!

LOVE this idea especially for boys & reluctant readers -- Host a Book Wars Party! --> THANK you @Melissa Taylor for sharing. super ideas!