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Phonic Generalizations in Chrysanthemum

Students learn about word families by reading Kevin Henkes's book Chrysanthemum, identifying words with certain vowel pair endings, and reading words with similar endings.

 

Student Interactives

 

Picture Match

Picture Match

Picture Match is a matching game that reinforces the concept of beginning-letter and short- and long-vowel sounds.

 

 

Combining Read-Alouds With Economics in the Primary Grades

Students learn that what you read in books can really add up when they analyze literary texts for economic concepts.

 

 

Puzzle Me Words

Puzzle Me Words

Puzzle Me Words is a fun, educational game for primary students that reinforces letter sounds and how sounds combine to form words.

 
 

 

Growing Readers and Writers with Help from Mother Goose

Watch Mother Goose work her magic! This lesson uses nursery rhymes to help emergent readers remember the letters and their sounds and identify word chunks.

 

 

Letter Generator

Letter Generator

The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.

 
 

 

Writing Poetry with Rebus and Rhyme

This lesson encourages students to use rhyming words to write rebus poetry modeled on rebus books, which substitute pictures for the words that young students cannot yet identify or decode.

 

 

Theme Poems

Theme Poems

Formerly known as Shape Poems, this online tool allows elementary students to write poems in various shapes.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

Performing Poetry

Performing Poetry

Performing poetry incorporates oral reading, literature, and the performing arts. This strategy can benefit content area readers, English language learners, or learners with special needs.

 

New Visions for Linking Literature and Mathematics

New Visions for Linking Literature and Mathematics

David and Phyllis Whitin offer K6 teachers a wealth of ideas for integrating literature and mathematics.

 

 

Community Stories  

Julie Blair

Curious in Kindergarten

Julie Blair | Student Teacher | McMinnville, TN

During my student teaching, I planned a lesson based on Taking Photos of Curious George: Exploring Character Through Images from ReadWriteThink.org