Monday, September 25, 2017

Free Pizza Phonics Game (Free Long and Short Vowels Center Games)

Hello everyone!  I am back with a fun freebie.  I think many children love pizza.  This game reviews long and short vowel sounds as students have fun assembling pizzas.

This freebie includes 10 pizza templates, pizza toppings, and a printable box to store the pizza toppings.  This works well for Daily 5 and guided reading.  This works well as a literacy center game.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Phonics Stories (Short Vowel CVC Readers)

There are 15 phonics reading passages in this document to help beginning readers learn how to read.  Fluency dots are on each page to help students review phonics sounds.

Review the short a, e, i, o, and u sounds with these passages.  Each passage also contains a comprehension question.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Grade 2 (Daily Common Core Practice) 100 Quick, Daily Passages

Daily Common Core is great as morning work for students.  There are 100 quick passages, comprehension questions, weekly checklists, and answer keys.  

This is a great way to keep reading comprehension skills sharp.  Nonfiction, fiction, and poetry are all included.  This resource covers a variety of Common Core skills.  The Common Core Standard is written next to each question.

Topics and Genres:

  • Animal Features
  • Animal Adaptions
  • Fables
  • Myths
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Regions
  • U.S. History & More!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Short Vowel, CVC, and CVCC Word Work

Reading instruction will be even more fun with these phonics resources.  

Just print and use.  Picture and word cards are included with the word sorts for convenient differentiation.  The Word Work contains 25 pages of fun activities to build phonics skills too.  Access both today.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Free Science and Social Studies Videos

Are you looking for a fun way to motivate students to read more nonfiction? Literacy and Math Ideas now has free videos to boost motivation!  I have gotten so much positive feedback about the reading passages in my products.  Now, I have videos to accompany my reading passages.  The newest video is a great introduction to a science unit about plants.

Do you know where your food comes from?  You just might be surprised.  Watch Literacy and Math Ideas' latest video, The Unusual History of Corn

For several years, I have gone into the wild (literally) to get inspiration for my reading passages. My travels around the world have brought me up close to giraffes and up close to wild monkeys. 

I also do historical reenactments to get a sense of what life was like long ago.  In the process of studying nature and working with scientists, you can find out some unusual and very interesting things.  My adventures will now be chronicled in short, high-interest videos.  Links to resources will also be available.

By Literacy and Math Ideas

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Poetry Center Free Poem and Task Cards

Hi there!
I recently have created poetry units for the entire year! My class loved them last year! I also made free task cards and drawer labels that you can display all year to go with each poem.

Each poem is only $1.50 each and comes with the following activities:
• Poem
• Missing words page
• Poetry response/making connections page
• Poem puzzle for pocket chart
• Memory game with rhyming words
• Word search
• Re-Write the Poem page-this is a generic page that can be used with any of my poems, that way you don’t have to copy a new page each week!
• Glue the poem in order page-you can either have them glue these in a journal, on a plain piece of paper. I have mine glue it to the back of the word search so they don’t waste paper. 
• If the students finish all of these activities in a given week, they have the option or re-reading previous poems or buddy reading!

Here is a free example of a weekly poem:

If you like what you see you can download a year's worth of poems and activities for only $30.00!!!

I'm working on a blog post to explain more in detail how I use these weekly poems in my Poetry/partner reading center. You can check it out here :-)
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