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This image says " Teaching Segmenting With Small Group Games" and includes an image of a variety of phonemic awareness activities like "Match and Cover". With each game, students will segment words into sounds using fun materials like a spinner, moveable cards and a fly swat!

Teaching Segmenting with Small Group Games

Teaching segmenting is a topic that can be challenging to cover in the kindergarten classroom. This important phonemic awareness skill will help young students become strong readers, but how do we make this practice fun and engaging? Games to the rescue! Small group games will be a lifesaver as you

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Use these fun activities and games to help build a strong phonemic awareness program in your classroom.

8 Key Skills to a Strong Phonemic Awareness Program

Phonemic awareness is a BIG topic in primary education. There’s a lot to cover, and many different ways to go about it! If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the options, I’ve got good news! Today we’re chatting about the 8 key skills you should be looking for in

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Use these fun and engaging kid approved activities when teaching letter sounds in Kindergarten this year.

Teaching Letter Sounds in Kindergarten

Have you heard all the buzz lately about the science of reading? If you’re anything like me, I’m sure your ears perk up anytime you hear about new ways to help our students grow in reading skills! Today I’m going to chat about using the resources you already have to

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Ideas for small group reading warm-up activities to help with the transition time when changing groups

Small Group Guided Reading Warm-Ups

One of the messiest transitions in my classroom used to be the time between guided reading groups. It’s just a little bit of a chaotic time, isn’t it? You have one group leaving your table. All of their reading materials are still out in front of you. A new group

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Next Steps in Guided Reading:Transitional Readers

I’m back linking up with my amazing #GuidedReadingGals for Chapter 5 of The Next Steps in Guided Reading! This week Tobi from Teacher Talk with Mrs. Sadler is hosting our study and linky. Head over to her blog for a more detailed review of this chapter.  Now this chapter was

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Next Steps in Guided Reading: Early Guided Reading

Hey guys! It’s that time of the week again where I am teaming up with my #GuidedReadingGals to share another chapter of this amazing book, The Next Steps in Guided Reading. This week we are focusing on Chapter 4: Early Guided Reading. Head over to Beverly’s page for a full

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Emergent Guided Reading

Hey guys! Today I am teaming up with my awesome group of #GuidedReadingGals that I have been working with over the summer to bring you an amazing book study! Now it is my turn to host Chapter 3!  Have I mentioned lately how much I love this book! It has

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Next Steps in Guided Reading: Assessment & Grouping

Hey guys! I’m teaming up again with the amazing #GuidedReadingGals for Chapter 2 of our book study The Next Steps in Guided Reading. This week the amazing Laura from Where the Magic Happens is hosting our book study. Go check out her page for a more in depth study on

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Next Step in Guided Reading: Chapter 1

I am so excited to be teaming up with the #GuidedReadingGals for an amazing book study on The Next Step in Guided Reading! If you have not grabbed a copy of the book yet, click here. Seriously guys, this book is amazing. It has totally changed my way of thinking

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