One of the favorite activities in my pre-k literacy groups is the "feely box." It is so simple but my students ask for it again and again. They get excited every single time I take this can out. My mom was a preschool teacher when I was growing up and she played this game with her… Continue reading Letter Guessing Game
Guess and Go Do you have a student that is fond of the guess and go method of reading? I know I see it often in my students. They glance at the first letter of a word and blurt out a word that starts with that sound. This activity is great for helping to break… Continue reading Breaking the Guess and Go Habit
Rhyming Rhyming is an early pre-reading skill. Some children pick it up quickly, others struggle. There is some research suggesting that ability to rhyme can be a predictor of future reading success. Rhyming is fun. It can be silly, and most preschoolers love to play with sounds and words in this way. I begin all of… Continue reading My Favorite Rhyming Picture Books
A fun no prep activity Draw a ladder. We like to make a big one on a large white board, but paper works just as well. If you only have a few minutes just make 6-7 rungs. If you have more time make it larger. Write a word on the bottom rung. Each player takes a… Continue reading Word Ladders
I have sit. Who has pan? I have . . . Who has. . . games are a fun way to practice many skills. I like to use them for letters/sounds, words, and even phrases. The game can be used with an entire class, a small group or even in individual tutoring. This sort of game makes a great… Continue reading I Have. . . Who Has. . .
Today we are going to look at one of my favorite activities. I love using syllable puzzles. My students enjoy them and they are very effective when teaching two and three syllable words. I will give you lots of ideas on how to use this popular manipulative. I've also included a useful recording sheet for free!… Continue reading Syllable Puzzles
I'm glad you stopped by. I'll be sharing ideas, games, and strategies from more than twenty years as a reading tutor. Each week I'll feature at least one activity that you can put right to use in your homeschool, class, or tutoring program.