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Pumpkin Alphabet Cover-Up

Many of my students need repeated practice with reviewing their letters and sounds.  When learning the alphabet, it is important that students know letter names, sounds, and learn how to write the letters.  It is important to work with letters in many different ways so that students get repeated practice.  And of course, I always love a good game. Slide1.PNG

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Mystery Word

This is a fun, whole class or small group activity to practice spelling and working with words.  I love it because it incorporates word play and my students love it because they enjoy figuring out the “mystery word.”  Slide1

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At Home: Mystery Word

Mystery Word is a fun and engaging way to practice different spelling patterns.  Best part? It is quick to prep and play!

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At Home: Spelling Word Race

Many kids have weekly spelling lists to practice and that can be tedious and boring, so I made a quick little game to help make spelling practice a little more fun!

Spelling Word Race

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7 Fun Ways to Practice Sight Words!

Sight words are those words that appear all the time in text, but are often difficult to read because you can’t use reading strategies to figure them out.

That is why children need to memorize sight words and learn them with automaticity! The more a child reads, and rereads a particular sight word, the more automatic it becomes.  This helps them to become a better, more confident reader.

But, drilling sight words with flashcards can be B-O-R-I-N-G!!!!!

Here are 7 Fun, Quick, and Easy Activities to help your child learn their sight words.

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