Phonemic awareness is being able to recognize and manipulate individual phonemes in words. These activities for phonemic awareness will get you started.
A good progress monitoring process makes data collection easy and efficient. Here are tips for using data collection sheets and setting up data folders.
Classroom vocabulary games make vocabulary practice fun and help kids positively connect words and meanings. Here are a few FUN vocabulary games to try.
Sound walls, word walls, do you use them and what’s the difference? Tips for setting up sound walls and how to use them once you have them set up.
Word sorts can give students practice spelling, noting spelling patterns, writing and reading. Check out these word sort activities (and grab a freebie).
Well thought out classroom spelling games give kids a different way to engage with spelling words and patterns like multiple spellings for the same sound.
Knowing how to teach CVC words to new readers effectively is critical. Start by having students listen for sounds in CVC words and play games like I-spy.
As students move on to advanced spelling words, they still need practice — that’s where fun spelling games for the classroom come to the rescue!
Spelling gets a bad rap. Classroom spelling games can help students practice reading and writing and develop social skills like turn taking and fairness.