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Fun Activity for Vowel Teams!

March 14, 2013
Fun Activity for Vowel Teams!

  Vowel Teams I was looking for games and activities for my early readers and came across this great website: Lanternfish!  This activity came for there. I downloaded the cards and started coloring!  It’s very relaxing and I knew my students would enjoy them.  So now they are on construction paper and laminated and...
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Easter Bunny

April 5, 2012
Easter Bunny

Reinforce the alphabet with this coloring sheet.  Have your child connect the dots with upper case letters, lower case letters and numbers 1 – 7.   Tweet
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Published in Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children’s Beacon

March 14, 2012
Published in Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children’s Beacon

I was thrilled to see my article for beginning readers was published in Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children Beacon newsletter. My article is titled, “Ignite the Love of Reading“. Let me know what you think. I will be speaking at their annual conference in Grand Rapids on Saturday, March 31 and...
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Word Families

June 14, 2010
Word Families

After your child knows her letter sounds and can identify the beginning and ending sound in words, she is ready to work with the vowel sound in the middle. Introducing word families or patterns to your daughter will help build her reading and spelling vocabulary as she begins to see the patterns found in words. Word...
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Playing with Words Through Rhyming

December 12, 2009
Playing with Words Through Rhyming

Rhyming prepares children for beginning reading by “playing” with the letter sounds. In order to rhyme, children need to be able to hear the different letter sounds in words and be able to change the beginning sound to make a new word. Poems, nursery rhymes, jump rope jingles… all help make rhyming fun when...
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ABC Tracing Activities

November 29, 2009
ABC Tracing Activities

Give your child an opportunity to trace letters in a variety of mediums. Not only will it help to imbed the motion in their brain, it will be fun! Here are some ideas that you can use: Similar to many of the activities you can find for practicing spelling words, your child can practicing...
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Learning the ABC’s

November 20, 2009

Having your child learn her ABC’s is fundamental for her to learn to read. Remember to introduce the lower case letters as well as the upper case letters. The lower case letters are really important because when your child begins to read she is going to see more lower case letters than upper case. Also explain...
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