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Close Reading Activity Cards

Close Reading Activity Cards

Close reading differs from regular reading by intentionally looking more closely at text in order to fully understand the content and meaning. These close reading activity cards are perfect for Grade 1 and Grade 2 children – the texts are short to help keep concentration high! And for more reading fun, check out our effective Reading…

How to Teach Reading

How to Teach Reading

If you’re wondering how to teach reading, you’re in the right spot! This step-by-step guide covers everything from pre-reading skills to phonics, sight words and reading comprehension so that you can take kids from NON-readers to STRONG readers. Check out the step-by-step below and then request an invite to my 4 week course, The Reading…

EDITABLE Guided Reading Binder

EDITABLE Guided Reading Binder

Looking for a simple way to stay organized and track student progress all year long? Our EDITABLE Guided Reading Binder includes everything you need: binder covers, section dividers, divider tabs, binder spines, alphabet and sight word assessments, student data sheets and so. much. more. Grab your set in our shop or on Teachers Pay Teachers!  Then, check out…

Trigraph Decodable Readers

Trigraph Decodable Readers

This set of 4 trigraph decodable readers is ideal to use with small reading groups, phonics practice, whole class lessons, or as take home books. To add an element of fun for your students, they get to illustrate the book! Drawing the pictures to match the meaning of each page will help to build their reading comprehension. Just hit “print,” cut the pages in half, and staple! You’ll quickly have an engaging trigraph decodable reader to target your students’ specific needs.

Floss Rule Decodable Readers

Floss Rule Decodable Readers

This set of 5 floss rule decodable readers is the ideal resource to use with small reading groups, phonics practice, whole class lessons, or as take home books. To add an element of fun for your students, they get to illustrate the book! Drawing the pictures to match the meaning of each page will help to build their reading comprehension. Just hit “print,” cut the pages in half, and staple! You’ll quickly have an engaging floss rule decodable reader to target your students’ specific needs.

Word Ending Decodable Readers

Word Ending Decodable Readers

This collection of 4 word ending decodable readers is the resource you need for small reading groups, phonics practice, whole class lessons, or take home books. To add an element of fun for your students, they get to illustrate the book! Drawing the pictures to match the meaning of each page will help to build their reading comprehension. Just hit “print,” cut the pages in half, and staple! You’ll quickly have an engaging word ending decodable reader to target your students’ specific needs.

Vowel Team Decodable Readers

Vowel Team Decodable Readers

These 14 vowel team decodable readers are the ideal resource for small reading groups, phonics practice, whole class lessons, or take home books. To add an element of fun for your students, they get to illustrate the book! Drawing the pictures to match the meaning of each page will help to build their reading comprehension. Just hit “print,” cut the pages in half, and staple! You’ll quickly have an engaging vowel team decodable reader to target your students’ specific needs.

Short Vowel Decodable Readers

Short Vowel Decodable Readers

This huge set of 24 short vowel decodable readers is the resource you need for small reading groups, phonics practice, whole class lessons, or take home books. To add an element of fun for your students, they get to illustrate the book! Drawing the pictures to match the meaning of each page will help to build their reading comprehension. Just hit “print,” cut the pages in half, and staple! You’ll quickly have an engaging short vowel decodable reader to target your students’ specific needs.

R-Influenced Vowel Decodable Readers

R-Influenced Vowel Decodable Readers

Snag these 9 r-influenced vowel decodable readers that are the resource you need for small reading groups, phonics practice, whole class lessons, or take home books. To add an element of fun for your students, they get to illustrate the book! Drawing the pictures to match the meaning of each page will help to build their reading comprehension. Just hit “print,” cut the pages in half, and staple! You’ll quickly have an engaging r-influenced vowel decodable reader to target your students’ specific needs.

Magic E Decodable Readers

Magic E Decodable Readers

This set of 17 magic E decodable readers is the resource you need for small reading groups, phonics practice, whole class lessons, or take home books. To add an element of fun for your students, they get to illustrate the book! Drawing the pictures to match the meaning of each page will help to build their reading comprehension. Just hit “print,” cut the pages in half, and staple! You’ll quickly have an engaging magic E decodable reader to target your students’ specific needs.

Diphthongs Decodable Readers

Diphthongs Decodable Readers

Grab these 9 diphthongs decodable readers to get the resource you need for small reading groups, phonics practice, whole class lessons, or take home books. To add an element of fun for your students, they get to illustrate the book! Drawing the pictures to match the meaning of each page will help to build their reading comprehension. Just hit “print,” cut the pages in half, and staple! You’ll quickly have an engaging diphthongs decodable reader to target your students’ specific needs.

Ending Blends Decodable Readers

Ending Blends Decodable Readers

These 9 ending blends decodable readers are the resource you need for small reading groups, phonics practice, whole class lessons, or take home books. To add an element of fun for your students, they get to illustrate the book! Drawing the pictures to match the meaning of each page will help to build their reading comprehension. Just hit “print,” cut the pages in half, and staple! You’ll quickly have an engaging ending blends decodable reader to target your students’ specific needs.

Beginning Blends Decodable Readers

Beginning Blends Decodable Readers

These 18 beginning blends decodable readers are just the resource you need for small reading groups, phonics practice, whole class lessons, or take home books. To add an element of fun for your students, they get to illustrate the book! Drawing the pictures to match the meaning of each page will help to build their reading comprehension. Just hit “print,” cut the pages in half, and staple! You’ll quickly have an engaging beginning blends decodable reader to target your students’ specific needs.

Digraph Decodable Readers

Digraph Decodable Readers

These 11 digraph decodable readers are the perfect resource for your small reading groups, phonics practice, whole class lessons, or take home books. To add an element of fun for your students, they get to illustrate the book! Drawing the pictures to match the meaning of each page will help to build their reading comprehension. Just hit “print,” cut the pages in half, and staple! You’ll quickly have an engaging digraph decodable reader to target your students’ specific needs.

Second Grade at Home – Week Three

Second Grade at Home – Week Three

Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

By popular request, I added a sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can use during read-alouds PLUS an engaging science experiment kids can complete using just a Ziploc bag, a couple drops of food coloring and a Sharpie!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 4 print-and-play activities practicing vowel teams and R influenced words, sight words, adding together equal sized groups to get ready for multiplication, beginning fractions, and problem solving.

–> 1 sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can print off and use during read alouds.

–> 1 easy-to-follow science experiment teaching kids about the water cycle.

First Grade at Home – Week Three

First Grade at Home – Week Three

Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

By popular request, I added a sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can use during read alouds PLUS an engaging science experiment kids can complete using just a Ziploc bag, a couple drops of food coloring and a Sharpie!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 4 print-and-play activities practicing CVC words and vowel teams, sight words, adding to 12, adding together equal sized groups to get ready for multiplication, 3-dimensional shapes, and problem solving.

–> 1 sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can print off and use during read alouds.

–> 1 easy-to-follow science experiment teaching kids about the water cycle.

Kindergarten at Home – Week Three

Kindergarten at Home – Week Three

Just like last week, I’m excited to give you just-right activities for your students to complete at home so that they hit the ground running when school starts back up again.

By popular request, I added a sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can use during read alouds PLUS an engaging science experiment kids can complete using just a Ziploc bag, a couple drops of food coloring and a Sharpie!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND…

–> A teacher letter you can copy and paste in an email to quickly explain your plan to families.

–> A weekly checklist giving kids 25 simple (and fun!) ways to stay engaged and learning.

–> 4 print-and-play activities practicing letter sounds and CVC words, sight words, adding to 12, doubling + 1 and two-dimensional shapes.

–> 1 sheet of reading comprehension questions parents can print off and use during read alouds.

–> 1 easy-to-follow science experiment teaching kids about the water cycle.

Seasonal Centers

Seasonal Centers

The changing from season to season is a great way to teach students about the passage of time. These activities can provide kids in preschool, kindergarten and first grade helpful ways to explore the whole year. Whether you’re looking for apples, leaves and pumpkin centers in the fall or snow, penguin and hot cocoa themed…

Student Book Recommendations

Student Book Recommendations

Student book recommendations are a great way to get kids talking about the stories they read. Whether you’re working on an author study, need a book-themed bulletin board idea, or just want kids to reflect on books, this sheet is sure to do the trick! Grab your copy below and then check out our Reading…

First Grade Centers

First Grade Centers

If you’re looking for first grade centers your students will beg to repeat, you’ve come to the right spot! Playdough to Plato is all-in on helping you save time, stay inspired and get bigger teaching results so we pulled together some of our favorite first grade centers in one spot right here. Just click one…

Addition Word Problems to 20

Addition Word Problems to 20

Addition word problems are a great way to practice solving equations using real world examples. Use these addition to 20 word problem cards as a math center, brain break or small group activity. Kinders and first graders will love problem solving! Ready for more math practice?  Try our Place Value Cover Up activity in our…

Kindergarten Centers

Kindergarten Centers

If you’re looking for kindergarten centers your students will beg to repeat, you’ve come to the right spot! Playdough to Plato is all-in on helping you save time, stay inspired and get bigger teaching results so we pulled together some of our favorite kindergarten centers in one spot right here. Just click one of the…

Pre-Kindergarten Centers

Pre-Kindergarten Centers

If you’re looking for pre-kindergarten centers your students will beg to repeat, you’ve come to the right spot! Playdough to Plato is all-in on helping you save time, stay inspired and get bigger teaching results so we pulled together some of our favorite pre-kindergarten centers in one spot right here. Your students will love switching…