Middle Vowel Cards and Puzzles

Middle Vowel Cards and Puzzles

Vowel sounds (A, E, I, O and U) are often the most difficult for children to master. These hands-on puzzles and word cards give kids plenty of practice sounding out short CVC words and identifying the missing middle vowel sound. They're great to use as...

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Middle Vowel Cards and Puzzles

Middle Vowel Activity Sheets

If your kids are learning about middle sounds in words, then you'll love these simple, kid-friendly middle vowel activity sheets! They are great for review or a print-and-go activity on a rainy day. Snag your set and then hop over and request your invite to our VIP...

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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. Download your sample below and then hop over and grab our MEGA PACK of 114...

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Flower CVC Match Word Game

Flower CVC Match Word Game

Looking for a spring-themed word family activity your kids will LOVE?!  This flower CVC match up is a playful way to practice sounding out three letter words.  CVC word games are fun and engaging way to introduce reading to kiddos! Snag your free activity below and...

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Penguin Word Family Sort

Penguin Word Family Sort

This playful penguin word family sort is sure to be a hit with kids and you'll love that they’re practicing important reading skills. To make it easier for you to get EVERY student bigger results, the freebie comes in TWO versions so you can quickly adjust the...

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Race to the Snowballs CVC Game

Race to the Snowballs CVC Game

This Race to the Snowballs CVC game is sure to be "snow" much fun for students!  It's a great way for beginning readers to sound out and write three letter words. Scroll below to grab your download and them make sure to hop over and snag some snowman addition for more...

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Back to School CVC Word Match

Back to School CVC Word Match

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Let's kick off a new school year with this fun back to school-themed CVC word match! Kids will love matching each consonant-vowel-consonant word with its picture and you'll love the quick and simple prep. It's a win-win! Getting Ready Like...

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Phonics Games That Make Learning to Read Fun

Phonics Games That Make Learning to Read Fun

Teaching kids to read is one of the most important tasks a kindergarten and first grade teacher has. Some students learn quickly, while others need a bit more help.  Enter: phonics games! For those reluctant kids, nothing makes phonics more fun than games. These...

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Farm Activities!

Farm Activities!

Perfect for 4 to 7 year olds. Whether you're prepping a farm unit or just need motivating ways to teach STEM, math, science, reading and writing skills, this farm MEGA pack is a must-try. Sign up as a member of our new monthly subscription, The Plato Pack, (and get...

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CVC Word Puzzles

CVC Word Puzzles

Are you looking for a fun way for kids to practice reading and spelling CVC words?! These free word puzzles are easy to prep and your students will love the fun and bright pictures. Grab your copy below and then hop over and snag our mega pack of print-and-play word...

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Popcorn Word Families

Popcorn Word Families

Are you looking for a fun way to make CVC word families POP... literally?! These playful popcorn sorts work on 10 different short vowel word families and they're so motivating, kids will actually ASK to repeat them. Grab your copy below and then hop over and snag our...

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Short Vowel Emergent Readers

Short Vowel Emergent Readers

Activities for ages 4 to 6. Helping kids notice differences between short vowel sounds can be tricky but, thankfully, these ten short vowel emergent readers are a huge help! The ten emergent reader books are a motivating and easy prep way to help...

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300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

300+ Word Work Activities… And Growing!

For ages 3 to 7. Do you spend countless hours hunting down "good fit" word work activities 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 -...

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32 Clever Word Work Centers

32 Clever Word Work Centers

Clever word work centers make it fun for kids to practice everything from rhyming to word building, sight words, word families, spelling and more. These motivating word work centers are so entertaining that kids won't even realize they are learning. Snag...

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Pumpkin CVC Puzzles

Pumpkin CVC Puzzles

With fall in the air, it will soon be a great time to visit a pumpkin patch and enjoy some super fun pumpkin learning activities. These pumpkin CVC puzzles are the perfect hands on game for beginning readers and will make a fun addition to literacy centers! Snag your...

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Sound Boxes

Sound Boxes

Sound boxes (also called "Elkonin boxes") help kids strengthen pre-reading skills by teaching them how to identify and replace phonemes in words. The word "cat", for instance, has three phonemes: /c/ /a/ and /t/. Our mega pack of 102...

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Blends Activity Pack

Blends Activity Pack

Activities for ages 6 to 8. Consonant blends (also called consonant clusters) are groups of two or three letters that are often placed together in words. A few of the most common blends are BL-, CL-, CR-, FR-, SC- and SM-. Our Blend Activity Pack makes it easy to...

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Free CVC Clip Cards

Free CVC Clip Cards

These CVC clip cards are a motivating way to help students identify middle vowel sounds and are a perfect addition to our Word Family Activity Pack! Clip cards are a quick and easy way for kids to practice reading skills. That's one of the reasons we love them so...

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Transportation Word Puzzles

Transportation Word Puzzles

Kids love things that move! Some of the first terms that children learn are the different vehicles that they see on the streets and in the air. It's no wonder, really. Wheels turning, loud noises, and the magic of things soaring through the air easily capture the...

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