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10 Fun Ways To Teach CVC Words

10 Fun Ways To Teach CVC Words

From games to worksheets to cootie catchers, I’m always looking for fun new ways to teach CVC words. In addition to different types of activities, we need ways to help students practice reading, writing, and saying CVC words, and this practice needs to include...
How To Assess Student Phonics Progress

How To Assess Student Phonics Progress

My phonics prep kit is large and broad. It includes things like word wall cards and posters to liven up my classroom and keep phonics ideas in front of kids day by day. It includes a well-designed spelling center that incorporates the three-story intellect. It’s full...
Who Needs Done For You CVC Activities?

Who Needs Done For You CVC Activities?

It’s exciting to see kids start to take off with reading words. I often start off in the classroom with CVC words playing I Spy, and this can easily be adapted for home. Say something like, I spy with my little eye, a mmm – uuu – g. Then blend the sounds...
My Favorite Literacy Activities And Games

My Favorite Literacy Activities And Games

Blending and segmenting, CVC words, alternate spellings for long e or long a or any other sound … there’s so much to teach when it comes to literacy, and I’m passionate about doing it right. From posters to word walls and games of I spy, literacy learning happens all...
Why Spelling Games Are A Classroom Win-Win

Why Spelling Games Are A Classroom Win-Win

Spelling games are an essential part of my teaching toolkit. Spelling is something most students need lots of practice with, but that can start to feel repetitive and boring. Spelling games to the rescue!  The most obvious reason to use spelling games in your...
Segmenting Activities To Help Kids Spell Better

Segmenting Activities To Help Kids Spell Better

Spelling and segmenting (along with its partner blending) go hand in hand. In segmenting, students pull apart sounds, while in blending they put them together. Both are essential for spelling and reading. Practicing how to separate and identify sounds helps students...

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