Work boxes: Have one for each student.  When they finish their work they can go to their work box and pull out things to work on that the teacher has placed in there. Lets the teacher assign different things for the student/if they need extra practice in an area--DIFFERENTIATION!

Have one drawer for each student, when they finish their work they can go to their work box and pull out things to work. (lets the teacher assign different things for the student/if they need extra practice in an area) - DIFFERENTIATION!

9 activities for teaching and practicing sight words. Great for classroom volunteers or for parents who want to work with their child at home

Teaching Sight Words

9 fun activities for teaching and practicing sight words. Great for classroom volunteers or for parents who want to work with their child. Elementary reading, and language arts.

Amazing website... it gives specific books for whatever strategy you are teaching!

These books are good for reading comprehension. These books should be in the classroom library and could be read aloud to the class. These books will help with the connecting process of reading comprehension.

sight word pointers, great for finding sight words in books. The children choose a pointer and look for that word as they read.

Big Book Station--these are sight word pointers and are great for finding sight words in books. The children choose a pointer and look for that word as they read. I printed the words on colored cardstock stars and taped them to straws.

Popcorn Words... Easy and fun! Write sight words on piece of paper, crumple up and put into popcorn container. Child picks a piece, reads it & writes it!  Check out the blog post for a FREE recording sheet.

Easy and fun! Write sight words on piece of paper, crumple up and put into popcorn container. Child picks a piece, reads it & writes it! Great for kindergarteners writing sight words!

I love this...summarizing chart with squares for post-its.

summarizing chart with squares for post-its. Guided Reading group and individual work

word of the week. cute.

Place the word of the day inside the badge. As the children walk in the classroom have them read your word, when children ask you to tie their shoes have them read the word! You can even make two and have your “special person of the week” wear it too!

teaching labeling - how exciting would this be for the kids?!

Label the teacher! The teacher of a kindergarten class explained what a label was and they practiced on her! Then the students helped her label the classroom. If they did not know how to spell it they wrote the sounds in the word they did know!

Game for sight words. Canister is filled with small Dixie cups and each cup has a sight word on it. When a sight word is read correctly, they can start building a tower. If they get a word wrong or knock over the tower or the tower falls, they have to start over.

Game for sight words. Canister is filled with dixie cups and each cup has a sight word on it. When a sight word is read correctly, they can start building a tower. If they get a word wrong or the tower falls, they have to start over.

recess queen-great for teaching recess expectations at the beginning of the year

social skills The Recess Queen -great for teaching recess expectations at the beginning of the year--- Book is read aloud with page turning signals!

(PK) Sing the song while passing the letter bag. When the song stops have the child reach in the bag, pull out a letter and name it, produce the sound, or come up with a word with the same beginning sound. (Could do this with numbers, colors, shapes, or words too)

sing the song while passing the letter bag. When the song stops have the child reach in the bag and pull out a letter. - Can change the the "word bag" and add word wall words.

farm unit

I wonder what's in the big red barn. Great rhyming game or farm activity. Could also use initial alphabet letters for recognition practice and use this idea to make a flannel board set.

Teaching Reading

flip books to teach reading - This activity could help ELL students understand how changing just one letter can change a word. Put a picture on the flip side Use to teach word families.

Toddler Approved!: Word Family and Color Slam - Back to School Basics

Word Family and Color Slam - Back to School Basics

Could do letter/# recognition Toddler Approved!: Word Family and Color Slam - Back to School Basics. A simple game we played with my pre-kinder and toddler. The pre-kinder learned about word family words while the toddler practiced her colors. So fun!

There is a book for every child, every situation and every event. Picture books are amazing teaching and learning tools - find the right book to read with your child right here in one of these lists!

Gotta read this 33 Kids Book Lists - Books for everything you can ever imagine! {Ultimate book round up!

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