Self-Checking Syllable Clip Cards

Self-Checking Syllable Clip Cards

Working with syllables is a great way to encourage kids to listen closely to the sounds in words. And the ability to differentiate and break down words into smaller units of sound is super helpful for learning to read and write well in the early years. Help beginning...

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Syllable Segmenting Centers

Syllable Segmenting Centers

Help kids build strong pre-reading skills with a batch of motivating syllable segmenting games. The activities are great to use during guided reading, literacy centers or small group work in preschool or kindergarten.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> 27 clip cards practicing 1, 2 and 3 syllable words

–> A kinesthetic (active) syllable sort with 52 word cards

–> A black and white syllable sort with 14 words

 

The pack is a perfect compliment to our Rhyming Pack and Phonemic Awareness Elkonin Boxes!

NOTE: All of our products are instant downloads.

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Syllable Cookie Jar Sort

Syllable Cookie Jar Sort

When kids learn how to break words into syllables, they take a big step toward reading.  Your kids are sure to love learning syllables with these cookie jar syllable sorts! Snag your set below and then request an invite to our 4 week course, The Reading Roadmap, so...

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Phonological Awareness Daily Warm Ups

Phonological Awareness Daily Warm Ups

Research has shown that new readers need to practice phonological awareness every. single. day. But, if you're like most teachers I know, the thought of adding even one more thing to your lesson plans can feel daunting - new lessons usually mean MORE prep and...

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Phonological Awareness Daily Warm Ups

Phonological Awareness Daily Warm Ups

The science of reading has proven that elementary students need to practice phonological awareness every. single. school. day. And these phonological awareness warm ups make it so quick and easy! Just hit print and you’ll be planned and prepped for AN ENTIRE YEAR. Your students will build a rock solid foundation of skills in just 5 playful minutes a day.

BUILD 11 PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS SKILLS:

• Sentence segmenting

• Syllable segmenting

• Onset-rime

• Rhyme

• Alliteration

• Phonemic awareness

• Isolating phonemes

• Blending phonemes

• Adding phonemes

• Deleting phonemes

• Segmenting phonemes

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Floss Rule Puzzles

Floss Rule Puzzles

Do you know the floss rule yet? When the sounds /f/ /s/ /l/ or /z/ come at the end of a one-syllable word, they're written with a double consonant. See some examples and then grab this batch of floss rule puzzles to make practicing it fun for kids! The Floss Rule Why...

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Magic E Pop It Center

Magic E Pop It Center

Did you know that the magic E has SEVEN different jobs? Yep, it's true! And learning them makes it SO MUCH easier to help students read because you can finally explain the rules behind spelling patterns. See the seven different silent E rules below and then snag a...

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4 Fun Tricks for Learning Phone Numbers

4 Fun Tricks for Learning Phone Numbers

My family and I love taking summer trips to popular spots, but with crowds comes increased potential for getting lost. These four tricks for learning phone numbers are a fun way to make sure kids are ready just in case they need it. Hopefully they never will, but it's...

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Word Family Mats

Word Family Mats

Fun fact: Did you know that every word in English has a vowel? In fact, every SYLLABLE in English has a vowel. So why is that such a big deal? Well, kids learn to read middle vowels in CVC words AFTER they learn to read those ending consonants. For instance, a new...

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4 Things to Teach BEFORE Reading

4 Things to Teach BEFORE Reading

When you think of teaching kids to read, you probably picture alphabet letters, little reader books and sight words.... lots and LOTS of sight words. But the truth is that what happens before you dive into phonics and sight words is key to skyrocketing students'...

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4 Signs Kids are Ready to Read

4 Signs Kids are Ready to Read

Just like we're never 100% sure when kids will take their first step, we also can't name the time and place when students will read their first word. But there ARE four signs kids are ready read... Dive into the 4 signs below and then request an invite to my 4 week...

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Free Blend Posters and Dice

Free Blend Posters and Dice

These free blend posters and dice are a great visual way to teach blends like CR-, GL- and SK-. The posters are great as a classroom display or flashcards, and the dice provide an engaging way for children to think of words that begin with each blend.  Also included...

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Sound Boxes for Phonemic Awareness

Sound Boxes for Phonemic Awareness

Sound boxes are a great way to build phonemic awareness with new readers because they encourage children to focus on one sound at a time and then blend those sounds together to make a word. Snag your sound boxes below and then request an invite to my 4 week course,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Short Vowel Word Families

Short Vowel Word Families

Fun fact... Did you know that every word in English has a vowel?  In fact, every SYLLABLE in English has a vowel.  So why is that such a big deal? Well… Kids learn to read middle vowels in CVC words AFTER they learn to read those ending consonants.  For...

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Graph of the Week

Graph of the Week

Graphs of the week are a valuable way to teach students how to create, read and analyze graphs.

This mega bundle provides 5 pocket chart graphs for each month so kids can practice data analysis all year long.

They’re great to use as morning work or quick whole group lessons!

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

–> EDITABLE student cards that make it easy to print personalized pocket chart cards for every child in class.

–> 5 pocket chart graphs for each month.

–> 5 follow up record sheets for each month.

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Ladybug Blog Hop

Ladybug Blog Hop

Looking for fun ladybug activities? The blogs listed below give you everything you could need! After you're done exploring, then hop over to become a VIP Plato Pack member so you can get all of the tools, strategies and support you need to reach ALL of your learners....

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300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

Do you spend countless hours hunting down "good fit" word work activities and literacy centers for each of your reading groups? Word work is an amazing way to take students' reading to the next level because it gives kids a chance to play with words - breaking them...

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Our Instagram Reel

Our Instagram Reel

Welcome Instagram friends! This is the place to find all of our latest posts in one spot. Simply scroll down and click on the activity you're searching for - our newest posts are on top. Spring STEM Challenges in our shop // on Teachers Pay Teachers 3D Shape Puzzles...

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Word Work Bundle

Word Work Bundle

BUNDLE AND SAVE! Add HUNDREDS of motivating word work stations to your collection so you can easily differentiate your literacy centers for a variety of reading levels. Print one center for students who are practice letter sounds, pull another center for kids who are working on blends…

The Word Work Bundle includes ALL of my phonics and sight word packs… including all of the EDITABLE ones… so you have everything you need in one spot.

It’s tailor-made for preschool, kindergarten and first grade teachers.

 

INSIDE YOU’LL FIND:

The MEGA bundle includes 450+ centers practicing sight words and phonics skills:

–> Rhyming

–> Syllable segmenting

–> Names

–> Alphabet letter names and sounds

–> Beginning sounds

–> Short vowels

–> CVC words

–> Beginning digraphs

–> Ending digraphs

–> Beginning blends

–> Ending blends

–> Vowel teams

–> Magic E words

–> Diphthongs

–> R-controlled vowels

–> Compound words

–> Sight Words

–> Reading fluency

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Beats on the Body Game

Beats on the Body Game

Looking for a fun, hands-on way to teach kids how to break words into syllables?! In this activity, children tap their hand, then elbow and shoulder as they break a word into parts - an important skill that helps them get ready for reading later. The game is...

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