Bubble Gum Sound Mapping

Bubble Gum Sound Mapping

When students are struggling to hear the individual sounds in words they’re trying to spell, they often need to build a skill called phonemic awareness. And sound mapping is a simple but powerful way to boost it! Add in a fun gumball theme and some squishy playdough...

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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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Sub Plans

Sub Plans

No batch of chicken soup could ever be strong enough to cure the sub planning blues... Especially when you already feel lousy! This makes it easy for you to pull together sub plans that'll last you for DAYS. And when you spend 15 minutes setting everything up NOW,...

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The Better Way to Teach Sight Words

The Better Way to Teach Sight Words

If you're ready for a better way to teach sight words, these decodable lists are for you. Why?  When you take your sight word list and organize it by phonics skill, students learn the words faster… You see, old school lists like Dolch and Fry were sorted by...

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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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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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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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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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Magic E Activities

Magic E Activities

If your kids are learning about the magic e, you'll love this game and bonus worksheet! As kids race to find their magic treasure, they practice reading ordinary CVC words plus their magical pairs - words that have a silent e at the end that makes the vowel say its...

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Hard and Soft C Little Reader Books

Hard and Soft C Little Reader Books

Does your little one get confused when trying to read the letter C in a word? Children are so used to spelling words like c-a-t that when they come to one like c-i-t-y they pronounce it as "kitty."  The hard and soft C can be difficult to master. These hard and...

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LEGO Addition and Subtraction

LEGO Addition and Subtraction

LEGO fans will love these playful addition and subtraction game boards. They're a motivating way to work on addition to five, subtraction within five and practicing addition and subtraction at the same time. Grab the printable below and then hop over to become a VIP...

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Rhyme Slime Games

Rhyme Slime Games

If you're looking for some fun, new rhyming activities to try with your kids, these quirky rhyme games are sure to do the trick.  And, our best-selling Ultimate Preschool Activity Pack is a must-have if you're looking for similar activities! Getting Ready Before...

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