Thumbprint Calendar

Thumbprint Calendar

Sending students' home for winter break with a keepsake holiday gift they can give their families is one of my all-time *favorite* traditions so we pulled together a kid-made thumbprint calendar parents will cherish all. year. long! Grab your VIP set inside the Plato...

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File Folder Sound Wall

File Folder Sound Wall

I'm hosting a free science of reading webinar this weekend and am giving away this file folder sound wall as a show up live bonus. But here's the thing - as a Plato Pack member, I always want to give you special VIP treatment so I don't want you to have to...

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Apple Alphabet Match

Apple Alphabet Match

With back to school season upon us and fall right behind, it's fun to have some themed, seasonal learning activities on hand.  This apple alphabet match is the perfect activity for this time of year... or anytime, really. Grab your playful set below and then hop over...

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Roll a Silly, Spooky Story

Roll a Silly, Spooky Story

Do your kids say that they can’t think of anything to write about during Writer's Workshop?  Problem solved.  Whether you are a teacher looking for a creative writing assignment or a homeschooling parent incorporating literacy, this fun Halloween writing...

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Digraph Chant Posters

Digraph Chant Posters

Need some helpful ways to teach those tricky digraphs? These digraph chant posters will do the trick! So much fun is packed into these posters! All five silly chants will help your students memorize those tricky digraphs FAST. The set is yours when become a VIP Plato...

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Mystery Digraph Center

Mystery Digraph Center

Just when kids finally have their letter sounds down, out pop tricky letter combinations like digraphs that change those sounds entirely. Oy! Luckily, this mystery digraph center is here to help! And along with it, try out some of these little tricks: Turn...

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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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Pop It CVC Words

Pop It CVC Words

Did you know there are scientists who focus 100% on how children learn to read? Yep - it's true! They've discovered that it's much more helpful for children to learn letter SOUNDS before letter NAMES. So that means we need to practice it as much as possible! These Pop...

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Pop It Letters

Pop It Letters

There are so many ways to practice letter recognition - the list seems truly endless. But when it comes to making learning FUN, Pop It activities reign supreme. These Pop It Letters are an engaging and fun way to practice letter recognition - an essential skill for...

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Pop It Syllables

Pop It Syllables

If you're looking for a hands-on, poppin' way to practice syllable segmenting, you've come to the right spot! These Pop It Syllables are a great way to practice breaking words into syllables. These Pop It Syllables are all yours when become a VIP Plato Pack Member....

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Beginning Sounds Center

Beginning Sounds Center

When students are learning to read, research has shown that it's MUCH more important for them to learn letter SOUNDS than letter NAMES because they'll immediately be able to use those sounds to read words. And these beginning sound cards a playful, hands-on way to...

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What is the Science of Reading?

What is the Science of Reading?

The science of reading has been ALL the buzz lately, but if you're secretly scratching your head and thinking that you don't REALLY understand what it means yet, don't worry. You're not alone! And I promise this rundown will help break it all down for you. Whole...

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Phonemic Awareness Pop Its

Phonemic Awareness Pop Its

Do you have any students who know ALL of the letter sounds but, when it comes time to blend those sounds together to read a word, they STILL struggle? This will help! A lot of times readers just need to practice something called phonemic awareness. Luckily, this...

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Alphabet Bingo Games

Alphabet Bingo Games

What better way to practice the alphabet than through a fun game!? These alphabet bingo games will be a huge hit in your classroom as an entire class game, center or morning work! These fun alphabet bingo games are yours when become a VIP Plato Pack member. Just join,...

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Sight Word Targets

Sight Word Targets

We love sight word games and these printable sight word targets rank at the top of our must-try list. Kids love aiming, hitting, reading and writing their word lists. The activity is great to use as a literacy center, word work practice or homeschool activity. Grab...

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Hard and Soft G Little Reader Books

Hard and Soft G Little Reader Books

Learning letter sounds is important for both reading and writing, but some letters of the alphabet are trickier than others and make not one but TWO sounds! G is one of those letters. These free little reader books and rhyme help kids learn more about soft G sounds...

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Cookie Sight Word Game

Cookie Sight Word Game

Sight word games are a fun way to help kids memorize the most common words in written text. Cookie Word Bake takes the fun to a whole new level of sugary awesomeness. Kids love "baking" sight word cookies so much that they don't even realize they're learning the the...

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Apple Race Math Game

Apple Race Math Game

Will the red, green, or yellow apple reach the top first?!  This playful apple race math game has kids graphing, counting and comparing - important early math skills. It's perfect to use as a math station, homeschool activity or morning work. If you're...

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Subtraction Word Problems to 20

Subtraction Word Problems to 20

We all know that using math in real life makes numbers come alive for young children. With these subtraction word problems, kids can imagine the scenarios as they tackle them, making them less abstract and more concrete. The stories are brilliant for kindergarteners...

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Surfing For Sight Words Activity

Surfing For Sight Words Activity

Catch some waves with this fun sight words matching activity! These sight word cards are a great way to add some fun to your literacy centers and word work time. They're the perfect addition to our Editable Word Work Board Games! Getting Ready This activity was...

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