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

Color and Number Word Practice with Color Bears

I volunteer in Miss Owl's kindergarten class. It seems anything with color bears and dabbers is highly popular! They all want to practice color and number words with the plastic teddy bear counters. I have seen two kinds. One grandchild has the set of 8 of each of six colors. I have seen several

First High-Frequency Words Winter Theme Bingo Game

First high-frequency words winter theme bingo games are on this blog. The black and white version is a free download in our free eMember area (free to join, click the free radio button to make the payment options disappear). The color printing version is in our Premium AMember area with a one time only $5

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Twitter party with Giveaways for MCBD 1-25-2019

Twitter party with giveaways for MCBD 1-25-2019 -- that's tonight! If you register you may win books and SWAG  donated for Multicultural Children's Book Day. Register on this page, now or today!  #ReadYourWorld #readyourworld Join us tonight at our 6th annual Twitter Party! Follow @McChildsBookDay to join in on the diverse book discussions, discover new titles and

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Kindergarten High-Frequency Word Games Free

This post has kindergarten high-frequency word games in three levels with game boards and cards for automaticity in reading practice. The printable PDF is free on our eMember page. Select the free radio button to make the priced options disappear. I hope you enjoy the many other download on the special page. There are three

A Morning with Grandpa for MCBD 2019

A Morning with Grandpa by Sylvia Liu is the book I received for Multicultural Children's Book Day 2019. The official website for the book is at this link. The publisher has a teacher guide which may be downloaded here, also. The book is also part of a book collection by Lee and Low publishing for helping

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Thematic Writing Paper for Kindergarten Free PDF

Thematic Writing Paper for Kindergarten Free PDF This month I made some thematic writing paper for kindergarten, and it is a 47 page PDF. Click on this link to the free members area writing page. This printable is in the free members area. There are writing pages decorated with seasons and holidays to help with

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Winter Days in the Big Woods Educational Printable

An Winter Days in the Big Woods educational printable may be downloaded here.  I realize the Laura Ingalls Wilder books have become controversial and are considered to show white supremacy. I get it. However, for the very young child who had just experienced a holiday season of gifts and events, the first readers for

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Lasso a 4/4 Measure Music PDF Freebie

Reading music and practicing instruments? This free printable provides practice for "lassoing" a 4/4 measure several ways. An answer key is provided.  The pages have a Western theme in case the child is wearing cowboy boots! Haha. Really, a Western theme is engaging to many children. Why say "circle" when we can say "lasso?"

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Jokes for Fun Supported Emergent Reading Freebie

Jokes for fun supported emergent reading can help reluctant readers through initial reading hesitancy. To engage some emergent readers, approximation reading experiences are helpful and humor is always a welcome read. Yes, the children may know these jokes and the pictures are very helpful in figuring out what the text is saying, but that is

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