Diphthong Centers

Diphthong Centers

Get ready for some serious fun! These 18 engaging print-and-play centers motivate kids to practice reading and writing the 8 most common diphthongs: -AU, -AW, -EW, -OI, -OO, -OU, -OW, -OY Snag your set inside our VIP membership site, The Plato Pack! What are...

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Pot of Gold Word Family Sort

Pot of Gold Word Family Sort

Activity for 4-6 year olds. With St. Patrick's Day quickly approaching, this fun leprechaun-inspired word family sort is a must-try. Kids will love playing with gold (who can blame them?!) and YOU'LL love that they're practicing important reading skills. To make it...

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Build and Compare Numbers

Build and Compare Numbers

Activity for ages 4 to 8. Help kids develop a rock solid understanding of place value with hands-on number building! Students will love using their base ten blocks to make each pair of numbers so they can see what one is greater... And YOU'LL love that this build and...

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Self Care Checklist

Self Care Checklist

I've tried to write this blog post a hundred different times but my nerves always got the best of me. Because showing up and being vulnerable is hard. But I believe that I have a responsibility to be 100% real with you so I'm finally taking a deep...

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I Have, Who Has Shapes

I Have, Who Has Shapes

Growing up, no one knew how to pronounce my name. Mul-I-u, Malyu, Mala... In middle school, some kids even decided to morph it into "Malaria".  (What can I say? Middle schoolers have a unique sense of humor.) But once I explained that "Malia" sounded just like...

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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 instance, a new...

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Digraph Fishing

Digraph Fishing

Activity for ages 5 to 7. Digraphs are two letters that make just one sound. ("DI" literally means two and "GRAPH" means letters.) For example, "shark" has the digraph SH- and "chant" starts with the digraph CH-. Learning digraphs can be tricky for kids, so it's...

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Water Cycle in a Bag

Water Cycle in a Bag

Activity for ages 3 to 7. If you're on the lookout for a simple, fun kids' science activity, you're in the right spot! This water cycle in a bag is a quick prep activity with a BIG payoff - my boys watched the water do its thing for days. Check out...

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Word Family Mats

Word Family Mats

Activity for ages 5 to 7. 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...

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Valentine Sight Word Game

Valentine Sight Word Game

Activity for ages 5 to 8. I'm crazy about editable sight word games because they make it so easy to differentiate. With just a few clicks of our keyboard, we can make one literacy center that's just right for our highest readers and then, moments later, print a second...

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