How to Make Interactive Vowel Posters with First Grade Students

I am always looking for fun learning activities that I can use with my Basic Skills students. I want activities that are project-based and that will give my students the reinforcement they need. When I was a classroom teacher, I integrated art into our … 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

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