Word Sorts of All Sorts!

We’re moving into the middle of the year! Our students are becoming more independent and excited about learning. Now is the time when I introduce more of my Word Sort activities to my students. I love to use my short vowel Word Sort Journals as a review. We … Read More

Why You Should Use Logos for Word Sort Activities

Early encounters with environmental print, words, and other graphic symbols found in children’s surroundings are among their first concrete exposures to written language (Goodman, 1986; McGee & Richgels, 2000; Teale, 1986)…As a result, children typically read print from their environment before reading print in … Read More

Computer Word Sorts: Using PDF Forms in your Literacy Center

Technology has always been an important part of my classroom. As curriculum requirements increased, it became difficult to find time for my students to use the computer. I wanted to engage them in activities that went beyond playing educational games and doing research on the … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Phonics Tic Tac Toe

Another favorite IPad App that I like to use with my first-grade students is Phonics Tic Tac Toe Interactive Game by Lakeshore. The game is simple and makes it easy to integrate iPads into my basic skills curriculum. It is also free on Itunes.  … Read More