Sunday, April 9, 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.


The Benefits of Task Cards

Meet the needs of students at different reading levels, monitor student progress, and cover Daily 5 tasks for guided reading.  Best of all, do all of this with no stress!

Try these leveled task cards for free.  They are the first task cards to be organized by guided reading levels.  Why is this important? This is a great way to match readers to resources that they need for extended practice.

Even more, the free task cards come with a printable box for storage.  This makes it so much easier to store task cards.  Place a printable box in a literacy center station. Send home a box with a student that needs extra practice.

(Inferences, Retell, Main Idea, Cause & Effect and More Skills Are Available Across the Levels)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Locating Text Evidence Task Cards for Inferences and Main Idea


Do you have students that need help with going back to the text to find evidence to support their answers?

This new series is here to help.  Each sentence is numbered.  Students locate the sentence(s) that support their ideas.  Next, they answer each question.  Answer keys and student recording forms are also included.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Sight Word Stories

Do you have beginning readers?  They will love reading these sight word stories.  Each passage includes visual cues to help readers.  Students can learn new sight words as they learn how to locate details from a reading passage to support their answers.  Nine reading passages are included.

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By Literacy and Math Ideas' second store (Maple Math and Reading)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Retell Task Cards (Leveled)

These are the first ever task cards that are organized by guided reading levels.  They are designed to make Daily 5 guided reading instruction so much easier.

There are so many things to do as an educator.  One must meet the needs of students at multiple ability levels, teach a variety of skills, and keep track of progress. This series is such a time saver.  It makes it so much easier to review skills and provided leveled guided reading practice.  Leveled task cards, progress charts, student recording forms, answer keys and printable boxes are all included!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine Rebus Puzzles

Hearts and Valentines Rebus Puzzles
My college students love to do rebus puzzles like the one on your right. Do you know what the picture represents? The clue I will give you is that it has to do with an expression that contains the word "heart". (See the answer at the end of this post.)

Since it is close to Valentine's Day, and college students don't have class Valentine's parties, I decided to create several rebus puzzles that represent familiar expressions that contain the word "heart". (e.g. "From the Bottom of My Heart" or "Cross My Heart") Each illustration uses a picture or symbol to represent a word or phrase. The students must use logic and reasoning skills to solve the 24 rebuses. (Yes, I ended up with 24!)

If you purchase this resource, all you have to do is copy the 12 pages of illustrations (two per page) using a color copier. If you do not have access to a color copier, you can enhance the hearts by hand coloring them or have a student help you color. (My grandkids are great at coloring!)

Each class period during the month of February, I put up two heart illustrations as a focus activity. However, you could place one or more up at one time or all of them up at the same time. As my college students enter the room, they try to figure out what heart expressions the two pictures represent. Sometimes they solve them immediately; other times it takes them a while.  But no matter how long it takes, my students find that it is fun and engaging, in addition to being a very challenging Valentine's Day activity!

*The answer to the above rebus is "A heart full of love."  Did you get it?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dolch Sight Word Task Cards

These dolch sight word task cards are a great way to meet the needs of students and differentiate instruction. Even better, each set of task cards comes with a printable, easy-fold box for convenient storage.

Pictures make it easy for nonreaders and beginning readers
to practice their sight words.

Different levels are available to assist with differentiating instruction.

The visual pictures on the task cards are great for autistic students and developing readings.

Use the Task Cards For:
  • Daily 5 Instruction
  • Response to Intervention Support
  • Literacy Center Review
  • At Home Practice (Send home a printable box with a student that needs extra practice.)
Follow the link to access comprehension task cards that are organized by guided reading levels too!

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