This post contains affiliate links. One of the most successful ways I have ever introduced letters and letter sounds is by using this tactile method. Letting students "feel" the letters while saying the letter and sound aloud is great for multi sensory learning! To use this method, I print and copy these half page sheets front and back, then cut in half. On the front, the letters are ... Read More about Introducing Letters and Sounds
This post contains affiliate links. Do you teach word families? Word families are one of my favorite ways to introduce or reinforce CVC words and rhyming words. I love seeing the lightbulbs start to go off when they recognize words with the same ending sounds and how they are spelled the same. It really helps build their phonics skills! This adorable center helps students recognize ... Read More about Dinosaur Word Family Center Freebie
This post contains affiliate links. Like I said in my last post, it is that time of year in Kindergarten when CVC words are crucial for your kids to start blending to develop their reading skills. As I introduce each letter to my kids, I add it to my blending board. I start building their blending skills at the beginning of the year even if it only starts with the letters they know or 2 sounds ... Read More about CVC Words and Blending Board
This post contains affiliate links. It's that time of year in Kindergarten where CVC words are SO important! My kiddos love sounding out words now that they know their letter sounds. These Heart CVC Word/Picture match ups are great for practice! I printed these on cardstock then laminated and cut them apart like puzzle pieces. With picture matches like this, I always have my kids lay out ... Read More about CVC Hearts FREEBIE
One of my FAVORITE things in my classroom is our Sight Word Data Wall! You may remember this old thing from a previous post: My kids absolutely LOVE seeing their clips move up as they learn their sight words. Every year I have had my data wall, I make sure to introduce it and develop it as a positive and uplifting thing where they can cheer on their friends as they progress! I am ... Read More about Watercolor Classroom Decor & Sight Word Data Update!