Literacy including phonics, alphabet, games, writing, emergent readers, and activities.

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Around the House 3-part Cards Initial Sounds Free

Around the House 3-part cards freebie can help children learn initial sounds A to Z. It is easy to introduce initial sounds when children are familiar with people or objects. A is for Auntie! What is the first sound in your name? What sound does oven begin with?  Of course, the very young child

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The Breadwinner Read the World Summer 2018

The Breadwinner, also known as Parvana, is a children's novel by Deborah Ellis.  It was first published in 2000, and by 2013 there were 39 English editions. The book has received several literary awards, including the Peter Pan Prize. Parvana has to live like a boy although with her family due to circumstances in war-torn Afghanistan. Taliban soldiers enter

Alex Asks About Auntie’s Airplane Day: An Adoption Day Story

Alex Asks About Auntie's Airplane Day: An Adoption Day Story is an easy reader picture book to help young children learn about multi-race family adoptions. By looking at the celebration through the eyes of the youngest family member, the "gotcha day" party helps him understand his aunt was adopted from South Korea. The family

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Free Printable for How I Learned Geography

Free Printable for How I Learned Geography Book by Uri Shulevitz How I Learned Geography by Uri Shulevitz is a story from World War 2 that resonates for today’s children as it is child-centered and informative. This post has a short review of the book and a free printable. Although this book looks

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Tips to Help Prevent the Summer Slide in Reading

Summer slide can be prevented, although it takes some concentrated effort on the part of parents, students, and caregivers. Help prevent the summer slide in reading with top tips for parents and students from teachers who know. "Summer reading loss refers to the decline in children's reading development that can occur during summer vacation

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