TOP NOTCH LITERACY CLUB

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR TEACHING LITERACY . . . RIGHT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Teaching English can be a difficult and time-consuming task. But now you can have instant access to a variety of ready to use literacy activities for reading, phonics, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and writing. With multiple levels of instruction included, you can save hours of planning time and focus on quality instruction.

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR TEACHING LITERACY . . . RIGHT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Teaching English can be a difficult and time-consuming task. But now you can have instant access to a variety of ready to use literacy activities for reading, phonics, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and writing. With multiple levels of instruction included, you can save hours of planning time and focus on quality instruction.
JOIN NOW!LEARN MORE!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR . . .

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A structured approach to teaching reading?

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Activities that follow the Science of Reading philosophy?

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Ready to use activities for reading, spelling, vocabulary and/or writing?

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Resources to supplement your phonics curriculum?

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Activities to teach literacy at multiple levels?

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Fun and engaging literacy activities your students will love?

Whether you answered YES to one or all of these the Top Notch Literacy Club is for you!

WHAT’S INCLUDED . . .

PHONICS

Using a structured approach to teaching phonics, students are introduced to sounds and related phonics “rules” to help them learn to read and spell. Each level builds upon the last, allowing students to learn and practice phonics skills as they find success in all areas of literacy.

SPELLING

The opposite of reading, spelling is a key component to any good literacy instruction.  Using the structured phonics approach students learn to not only read but also spell following the phonics rules.

READING

Reading is more than decoding words. The Top Notch Literacy Club resources will help your students improve their decoding, comprehension, and reading thinking skills.

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WRITING

Give your students opportunities to write while reinforcing your phonics instruction.  Students love these engaging writing prompts that will get them writing in a variety of styles and for different audiences. 

VOCABULARY

Building strong vocabulary skills not only helps our students improve their word usage in speaking and writing, but it also helps to improve reading comprehension skills too.  Your students will love learning new words with these engaging vocabulary activities.

GRAMMAR

Round out your literacy instruction with quality work on grammar.  With a natural connection to vocabulary and writing, students will reinforce important grammar concepts with these ready to use resources.

Proven resources to help you save time

Just $29/month or $248/year

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Real teachers loving Top Notch Teaching products

The Top Notch Teaching phonics packs are such a time-saver! My students, and their families, love the easy-to-follow worksheets and variety of games which allow them to successfully practice their reading and spelling at home.

Alison Perry, Queensland

Speech Pathologist | Sounds-Write Trainer

I’ve used a number of Melinda’s teaching resources with several of my tutoring kids over the past few months. I love the fact her resources are so engaging for kids to use! Closely aligned with modern research into the ‘Science of Reading,’ Melinda’s games help children learn the sound/s for each letter (or group of letters) and reinforce well-known phonics rules, thus helping the child to decode words more easily and become more confident and fluent in their reading. I would highly recommend Melinda’s games and worksheets for any teacher or parent who’s looking for easy-to-use, well thought out resources that follow a ‘synthetic phonics’ approach!
Mim Blake, South Australia

My favourite resource and that of my students are the Cootie Catchers. They are fun and exciting to use. They help children to develop their phonic skills without them being aware of it and they love the mystery of opening each layer. I find them a good reward at the end of a fruitful lesson. Way to go Melinda!!

Padma Shenai, India

Save time without sacrificing quality

My goal at Top Notch Teaching is to make teachers’ lives easier by providing ‘top notch’ resources that are ready to use. These fun and engaging activities will inspire and motivate your students while saving you valuable time.

By following the easy-to-use Scope and Sequence you can quickly and easily plan your lessons and find all the related activities you need for each skill and concept.

Need to differentiate for students at different levels? No problem! The Top Notch Literacy Club includes resources ranging from beginning to advanced readers . . . and all the levels between.

What you will find in the Top Notch Literacy Club . . .

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Structured Scope and Sequence

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Lesson Plans

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Teaching Tools and Posters

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Worksheets

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Activities

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Games

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Assessments

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Homework

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Teacher Reference Material

What skills are included in the Top Notch Literacy Club . . .

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Phonemic Awareness

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Alphabet Letter & Sound Recognition

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Blending Sounds to Read

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Segmenting Sounds to Spell

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Phoneme Manipulation

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Reading Fluency

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Reading Comprehension

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CVC Words

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Digraphs & Consonant Blends

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Vowel & Consonant Alternative Spellings

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Orthographic Mapping

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Prefixes, Suffixes, Root Words

Each month a minimum of 5 new resources will be added to the Top Notch Literacy Club! With currently over 150 resources available, you have instant access to over $850 worth of literacy resources right at your fingertips.

Don’t waste any more of your time searching for phonics word lists. These multisyllabic word lists are perfect for your students to use for reading & spelling.
This Phonics Word List includes words for every phoneme and spelling pattern! Now you can save time by having all your phonics words in one place.
Quickly and easily differentiate instruction to meet the needs of your students with this sound t pack. Includes single syllable and multisyllabic words.
You don’t need to teach consonant blends. You need to teach students blending. Blending is an essential reading skill that requires pushing sounds together.
Spelling games for the classroom provide students with different ways to engage with spelling words and patterns. Make phonics fun all through the year!
Your students will love these Writing Prompts for ar sound words that are the perfect way to engage your students in high interest writing with a phonics bonus.

Access Your Favorite Literacy Resources!

If you’re ready to get some time back by tapping into a wealth of on-demand teaching advice, resources and materials, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join.

About Top Notch Teaching

Hi, I’m Mel! I am the founder of Top Notch Teaching and I’m a primary school teacher and literacy specialist.

I started Top Notch Teaching in 2012 because I knew so many teachers who were struggling to achieve their teaching goals.

I have a particular interest in helping struggling readers and providing high-quality, evidence-based literacy instruction to help kids flourish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Top Notch Literacy Club align with the Science of Reading?

Yes. All of the resources in the Top Notch Literacy Club follow a structured approach to teaching reading, spelling, and writing. This structured approach aligns with the research based approach used by the Science of Reading.

My school uses a balanced literacy or structured literacy approach. Can I still use these resources?

Absolutely! A balanced or structured literacy approach includes instruction in all the fundamental skills of reading, writing and word work. You will find all of these fundamental skills in the Top Notch Literacy Club resources. In addition, you will find resources to help you meet the oral language component of these literacy approaches.

What skills are covered with the resources in the Top Notch Literacy Club?

The resources will cover all of the beginning, intermediate and advanced skills necessary to provide comprehensive literacy instruction in reading, spelling, and writing. You will find resources to support you as you teach phonemic awareness, blending & segmenting, blends & digraphs, orthographic mapping, prefixes, suffixes & root words, writing for a variety of purposes, and more!

Will the resources in the Top Notch Literacy Club be relevant to the age-group and subjects that I teach?

If you are teaching reading, spelling, and/or writing, then the answer is YES! The Literacy Club includes ready-to-use resources for teaching all of the foundational literacy skills. With resources and activities created for beginning readers through 6th grade or 7th – 12th grade Intervention, you will find just what you need no matter your students’ age or skill level. 

Will I be able to use the Literacy Club resources to differentiate for the varying abilities of my students?

Yes, as a teacher myself I understand how important it is to provide engaging resources for students with varying ability. That’s why, when I develop my teaching resources and materials I provide instructions on how the games, exercises and worksheets can be tailored to meet different needs.

Why should I become a Member today instead of waiting?

There’s no better time than now to start saving time. Let me and the Top Notch Literacy Club save you hours when it comes to lesson planning. With an already structured scope and sequence and quality resources, activities, games, and assessments, you will have everything you need to teach all your literacy skills and concepts in one place.

Will my membership cost continue to increase over time?

Great news! The price you pay when you join is the price you will pay for the lifetime of your (continuous) membership.

What if I join but decide later it’s not for me?

I’m sure you will love the Top Notch Literacy Club, if however, you join and decide the membership isn’t for you then, of course, you can cancel your membership at any time. Don’t worry, there’ll be no hard feelings and no questions asked. 

I already purchased Top Notch Teaching products. How does the Top Notch Literacy Club differ?

First, let me say thank you for being a customer. You get access to ALL Top Notch Teaching literacy products and resources in the Top Notch Literacy Club, plus more! Plus, you get a minimum of 5 new literacy resources each month before it is available in my store or on Teachers Pay Teachers. Same great quality – consistent new resources – all in one place!

Is all of the content available straight away or is it drip fed?

It’s a bit of both actually! You get access to over $850 USD worth of content straight away! And the best part is you also get fresh and new content every month you continue to be a member. 

Do I receive anything in the mail when I join?

No, the Top Notch Literacy Club is entirely online.

What happens if I decide to cancel my membership?

Obviously I would love it if all my members stuck around forever. But I know that isn’t always going to happen. So, if you do decide to cancel (I’ll be very sad) you’ll be able to do so with just 2 clicks of a mouse.

Can I access content from the Top Notch Literacy Club after I cancel?

No. Your membership entitles you to enter the members area and access the content there released prior to and during the duration of your membership. If you cancel or do not renew your membership, you will no longer be able to access content from within the Literacy Club.

What support is available to me to use the membership products?

As a Member you are welcome to email me at any time – melinda@topnotchteaching.com  I also have a teaching community on Facebook that I’d love you to join. Just search for Top Notch Teaching Community.

Can I upgrade to an annual membership later?

You sure can! You can upgrade to an annual membership any time by getting in touch with me. Email me at melinda@topnotchteaching.com

Access Your Favorite Literacy Resources!

If you’re ready to get some time back by tapping into a wealth of on-demand teaching advice, resources and materials, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join.

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