Monday, August 27, 2012

Speaking Rubric

Stop on by my blog to grab a handy speaking rubric.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Phonics Generalizations Handout

Phonics Generalizations are phonics rules that are taught to emerging readers to help them learn letter combination sounds to increase reading and spelling ability. Did you know that research has shown only 18 rules have been proven to work at least 75% of the time? 

To download a handout of the 18 rules, please visit my blog:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Roll a Shape

Stop on by my way to take a peek at a fun game for geometry.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Stop, Cooperate and Listen!

Do you use cooperative learning in your classroom? Are you looking for some new ways to spice up your lessons?  Head over to read about using Kagan strategies in your classroom. Plus grab a free Cooperative Learning Table Mat to make your implementation easier!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dolch Sight Word Bottle Cap Labels

I recently made Consonant/Vowel Letter Bottle Caps and Dolch Sight Word Bottle Caps out of water bottle lids. I do a lot of sight words work specifically with my struggling readers, so I am always looking for new ways to make this fun, and these are a wonderful addition to my room!

The complete set contains the following labels:
  • Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-Primer) Dolch Sight Words
  • Kindergarten (Primer) Dolch Sight Words
  • First Grade Dolch Sight Words
  • Second Grade Dolch Sight Words 
  • Third Grade Dolch Sight Words 
  • Fourth Grade Dolch Sight Words 
  • Fifth Grade Dolch Sight Words 
  • Consonant and Vowel Letters
To learn how to make these, as well as pick up free labels for your own set, please stop by my blog:

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Daily 5/CAFE/ Reading Series

I use the Daily 5 structure in my room and love it! For the past two years I have been using CAFE along with my reading series. Come on over to my blog to check out the pacing guide I use. I would love to hear how you incorporate the reading series into the Daily 5/CAFE structure in your room.


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