Category: reading

Home Reading Tracker (Reading Beads)

Since I have a carnival/circus theme in my classroom, I made a “Reading is Sweet” bulletin board with some cute lollipops I found in the Target Dollar Spot. This board is used to track home reading minutes. For every 100 minutes read at home, my students earn a pony bead

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a phonics unit: “y” ending replaced with “ies”

I had one little girl say to me this week: Mrs. Lindsey, this is my favorite-est characters you have made!  I designed this unit to teach my students about “y” ending plural words. For Example: baby –> babies After creating these letter characters, I told my students that poor old “Y”

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sup-ER-hero unit is posted!

This unit might just be my favorite one so far… Clipart By: JW Illustrations This unit is designed to teach students about “-er” and “-est” word endings. You can get 10% OFF all items from TpT through this Saturday, April 9th!  Use Promo Code: A3F9D

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clowning around (teaching ou & ow)

Last week we learned about the letter pairs “ou” and ow” (example: found, clown).  My students had a lot of fun with these clown activities and they loved the silly clown posters! You can purchase this unit at my TpT store. I am one lucky girl. I work at a really great

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Inflectional Word Endings (-ed, -ing)

Last week we learned about word endings (-s, -ed, -ing). My students had a lot of fun with these activities and they loved the “ed” and “ing” posters I made for them. The “-ing” poster has young kids on it, because when words end with “-ing” it means it is

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compound words

You know you’re a nerd when you get excited about words. I am a nerd. I was excited to teach compound words. Rain/bow. Cup/cake. Butter/fly. What isn’t to love? To teach my students about these lovely word pairs, we made a HUGE list of all the compound words we could

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100 book challenge

Before Christmas break, I challenged my students to read 100 books by the end of the school year. When I told my students about this challenge they just looked back at me with big eyes. But Teacher I don’t have 100 books! They thought 100 books was impossible. So far, three students have met

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POW! A Zeno Sight Word Game

This FREE activity takes regular, boring flashcards and turns them into a fun, competitive game. Your students won’t even realize they are learning!