Superfun superhero themed family literacy night: lots of fun superhero themed stations to engage families in speaking, listening, reading, and writing!

This post includes lots of ideas for planning a super hero themed family night - stations ideas and book recommendations, too!

Teaching young children to read is no easy feat, especially if you work with struggling readers.  Shared reading offers an answer in the search for strategies and activities that boost comprehension, word attack skills, and balanced literacy development.  If you teach Kindergarten or First Grade this is a must read post that shares how we can better connect guided reading to our literacy programs

Why Guided Reading is Holding Your Students Back

Teaching young children to read is no easy feat, especially if you work with struggling readers. Shared reading offers an answer in the search for strategies and activities that boost comprehension, word attack skills, and balanced literacy development.

This is a free financial literacy program in the form on an online game. The highest scoring students win grants and scholarships!

Win grants/scholarships with a free financial literacy game

This is a free financial literacy program in the form on an online game. The highest scoring students win grants and scholarships! (Top For Teens Life)

Free Reading Programs on iPad and Tablets for kids continuously offer free books for kids

10 Reading Programs Continuously Offer Free Books for Kids

Free Reading Programs on iPad and Tablets for kids continuously offer free books for kids (monthly, weekly, daily). Some also have audio books. Available on mobile devices, like iPhone iPad Android, and computers. Wonderful resource for children literacy

This Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt can be used as a literacy center, library activity, homework, or as an enrichment activity for early finishers. Book Scavenger Hunt | Literacy Activity | Literacy Center | Reading Scavenger Hunt

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

This Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt can be used as a literacy center, library activity, homework, or as an enrichment activity for early finishers.

Guided reading is an important component of a balanced literacy program. It allows the teacher to meet the needs of all students by working with small groups for a period of twenty minutes.

Guided Reading activities

Guided reading is an important component of a balanced literacy program. It allows teachers to meet the needs of all students by working with small groups for a period of twenty minutes.

A 1st Grade Teacher and Reading Specialist share their ideas about technology, teaching, the Common Core and so much more! We love sharing engaging ideas we use to help our elementary students excel in literacy, math and more!

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

A Grade Teacher and Reading Specialist share their ideas about technology, teaching, the Common Core and so much more! We love sharing engaging ideas we use to help our elementary students excel in literacy, math and more!

Perfect for Poetry Notebooks! These 12 poems focus on 23 sight words. The simple text and rebus pictures help beginners feel successful with reading right away. Each poem comes with a literacy station activity for further practice. Great to use as part of a balanced literacy program.

Sight Word Poems for Shared Reading and Literacy Stations Set 1

Sight Word Poems for Shared Reading, Literacy Stations, and Independent Practice Set 1 My kinders have to master 81 sight words, so I created this set of 14 poems that focus on 24 different sight words to help them master more than one word each week.

Use this Reading Strategy Friends poster set with I Can Statements, bookmarks, goal cards, brag tags and reading trackers to encourage your young readers to decode, not guess! Perfect for Guided Reading, Reader's Workshop, Daily 5 centers for your literacy program.

Use this Reading Strategy Friends poster set with I Can Statements, bookmarks, goal cards, brag tags and reading trackers to encourage your young readers to decode, not guess! Perfect for Guided Reading, Reader's Workshop, Daily 5 centers for your literacy program.

$ ★ Balanced Literacy for the Primary Grades with Back To School Activities  ★ This 30 slide PowerPoint Balanced Literacy presentation describes all of the components I use to provide young learners with an effective balanced literacy program. Before you head back to school, see if you'd like to incorporate any of these ideas into your literacy block as back to school activities.   ★ I have described all of the components that I always include in my classroom during my many years of…

Balanced Literacy for Primary: PowerPoint Presentation - Back to School

$ ★ Balanced Literacy for the Primary Grades with Back To School Activities ★ This 30 slide PowerPoint Balanced Literacy presentation describes all of the components I use to provide young learners with an effective balanced literacy program. Before you head back to school, see if you'd like to incorporate any of these ideas into your literacy block as back to school activities. ★ I have described all of the components that I always include in my classroom during my many years of…

The comprehension strategies help students make sense of text. Being able to continue that into your writing will help solidify your literacy program.

Reading Comprehension First Grade Writing

The comprehension strategies help students make sense of text. Being able to continue that into your writing will help solidify your literacy program.

Are you after some fun reading and spelling games to incorporate into your literacy program? Reading and spelling games are a fun and engaging way to help your students revise and consolidate what has been learned. I’ve put together five fun games that cover a range of words, from CVC words, to digraphs and long vowel sounds. Here you’ll find something to suit the different needs and grade levels of all your students.

5 Free Spelling And Reading Games

Are you after some reading games to incorporate into your literacy program? Reading games are an engaging way to help students revise what has been learned.

The Best Professional Literacy Resources for first  grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade. These books will help with writer's workshop, reader's workshop, guided reading, building a literacy program, and improving reading comprehension.

The Best Professional Literacy Resources for K-6 Teachers

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