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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Tropical Beginning Blends Sort

Tropical Beginning Blends Sort

Activity for ages 5-8. Are your readers working on beginning blends? This colorful sort is the perfect way to practice six common beginning consonant blends. Scroll below to grab your festive freebie and then make sure to hop over and snag our entire Blend Activity...

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Easter Egg Blends

Easter Egg Blends

Activity for 5 to 7. Blends are always a little tricky for my little learners, so anytime I can make practicing them engaging and fun, I'm all over it! These Easter Egg Blend Puzzles are the perfect way to bring some playful learning to your spring centers. Grab the...

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Digraph and Blend Chart

Digraph and Blend Chart

Activity for ages 6 to 8. Digraphs and blends tend to trip up new readers. Just when kids finally have their letter sounds down, out pop tricky letter combinations that change those sounds. Oy! This digraph and blend chart is a helpful way for...

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Blend Puzzles

Blend Puzzles

Activities that can easily be implemented anytime of the year are the best! These blend puzzles are the perfect addition to your literacy centers, no matter what season it is. Grab your free blend puzzles below and then hop over and snag our blend clip cards...

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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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CCVC Puzzles

CCVC Puzzles

Looking for a fun way to help kids learn how to spell simple CCVC words such as ship, frog and crab? These print and play puzzles are easy to prepare and motivating to play. They make an awesome addition to a blends or digraphs literacy center! This post contains...

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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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Blends Picture Sort

Blends Picture Sort

If you're after a simple way to teach blends like FR-, CL-, DR- and SK- you'll love these 10 free picture sorts. Simply print, color, cut, sort and paste! Grab your set below and then hop over and grab a copy of our blend clip cards too. Teaching Blends When...

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Blend Clip Cards

Blend Clip Cards

Activity for ages 6 to 8. If you're teaching kids how to read blends including FL-, BR- and SM-, these free blend clip cards are a must. Use them as a literacy center, word work station, word work activity or homeschool game. The sky's the limit! Getting Ready To...

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Free Ice Cream Blend Puzzles

Free Ice Cream Blend Puzzles

Ice Cream Blend Puzzles for ages 5 to 8. If you're looking for a motivating, visual way to teach kids how to read and write blends like BL-, FR- and SM-, you'll love these free ice-cream puzzles. They are great to use as literacy centers, guided reading...

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Free Blends Cards and Dice

Free Blends Cards and Dice

Activity for ages 5 to 8. If you're looking for a visual way to teach blends like CR-, GL- and SK-, you'll love these free blends cards and dice. The charts are great for use as flashcards or class posters and the dice provide an engaging way for children to...

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