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My -at Book (Word Families)

Integrating writing into every standard gives students writing practice which leads to success. Word families are great for rhyming and making words with manipulative letters, but also for listening for letter sounds and stretching those words to hear every sound. Writing those matching sounds and then blending the words to check for accuracy goes hand in hand with reading skills. This 7 page book is designed so that you can copy the book, cut it in half, staple, and then it is ready for use. Each page has an -at picture with three blanks for students to write each at word. Each page also has two blank lines for students to create sentences for each picture in the -at word family. The 6 -at pictures included in this book are cat, hat, sat, rat, mat, and bat. I hope your students enjoy creating their own sentences for the at word family pictures.

This activity is correlated with the following CCGPS:

Word families

CVC words



Morning work

Literacy centers 

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Sherry Clements  


Kindergarten Reading Comprehension Passages with Multiple Choice Questions

This year, many Kindergarten kids need to learn how to read short passages and answer multiple choice questions prior to end of the year assessments. This packet includes twelve reading comprehension passages with three multiple choice questions each. 

This product has been designed especially for students who are reading at Guided Reading Level C/transitioning to Guided Reading Level D. These passages are a continuation of my Very First Reading Comprehension Passages. They are designed to help kids develop comprehension skills early in the process of learning to read. 

Supports the following Common Core standard: 
ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1 -With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Some of the passages are similar to each other so you can use one passage to teach and the other to check each student's understanding during independent work.

I am finding that, with guided practice, kids quickly develop the skills they need to be successful reading these passages and independently answering the multiple choice questions. 

I often have students find and highlight common sight words after they have read a passage. Doing so supports the following standard:
ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3c - Read common high-frequency words by sight.

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Also Available: 

Christmas Reading Comprehension Games

Reading Comprehension Passages for Levels C, D, E, F and G. 

FREE Dinosaurs pack (push pin, number puzzle, & mini book)



Look what is included! 

Montessori Materials
Push Pin Activities

Math Centers
  Counting 1-10  
  Counting by 10’s
Literacy Centers
  Dino Colors Mini Book



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Phonetic Sounds, Blending & CVC Words | Level 2 Reading Bundle

Are you working with a struggling reader who just isn’t remembering their sounds and is having trouble with blending CVC words?

Level 2 is not only intended for the struggling reader but also for the student that is ready for formal reading instruction.

In this program students are guided through a series of exercises which use Educational Therapy principles to internalize letter sounds and finally remember them. After working with a set number of letters, students are taught to read CVC words.

My program is set up so that your student will be experiencing success with reading after the first eight letters are introduced. He or she will be sorting letter sounds, blending and reading CVC words, which raises their confidence so that they can tackle more letters with ease.

The procedure is outlined along with all necessary preparations needed. Preparations can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. Please download the preview to get a better idea of what else will be needed to implement this amazing program.

This is the same program I have used to help my own daughter start reading at the age 4 and now my son. I have used it with kindergartners and first graders during remediation as a literacy coach. I believe in it 100% and I know your students will experience the same success that I have seen over and over.

This Bundle has the following items totaling 415 pages! 

Procedure to run each session
Assessment Sheets for letter sounds, CVC words, Sight Words and Sentences
Sandpaper Letter Templates
Alphabetic Metronome Cards
Phonics Book
Red Unit Materials
Yellow Unit Materials
Purple Unit Materials
Sight Word Packet
Pre-Primer Sight Word Fun!
Primer Sight Word Fun!
Bonus Alphabet Review Packet

Linked products can be purchased seperately, otherwise items are only included in this bundle and can't be purchased any other way.You will need to purchase or gather: Alphabet magnets, alphabet stamps, assorted objects that begin with each letter of the alphabet.

You might be interested in:

Level 1: Letters & Sounds Reading Bundle 


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Articulation Cards sh th ch

Articulation Cards for sh th ch starting at word right up to sentence level. In the initial and medial position.

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Valentine’s Day Cut and Color Math and Literacy for Kindergarten

This Common Core based set contains 30 cut-and-glue pages of math and literacy practice in a color or cut-and-glue format.  All of them have a Valentine’s Day theme.  They cover addition, subtraction, place value, short vowel word families, sight words, sentences, and more!


Here's a list of what's included in the pack:
Valentine Spin and Color:  A Words 
Valentine Spin and Color:  E Words  
Valentine Spin and Color:  I Words 
Valentine Spin and Color:  O Words 
Valentine Spin and Color:  U Words 
These pages are partner games where students spin and color words from 4 different short vowel word families.  The first person to color 8 words wins!
Monster Valentine Match
Students cut and glue CVC words with words that rhyme.  This page covers all 5 short vowels.
Coloring Valentine Candies
Coloring Candy Heart
Let's Send Valentines!
On this pages, students color candies with sight words according to the number of letters in each word.
It's a Box of Chocolates!
Mail a Valentine!
My Valentine Card Collection!
On each of these pages, students cut and glue 2 sets of CVC words, matching them with words from the same family.  
Valentine Sentence Scramble
Sweet Sentence Scramble
Candy Heart Sentence Scramble
These pages contain scrambled sight word sentences.  Students will cut out the words, form a sentence, glue it on the page, then rewrite the sentence.  
Lovely Lollipops!  Sums of 3 & 4
Valentine Cupcakes to Color!  Sums of 5 & 6
Color the Hearts!  Sums of 7 & 8
Valentine Balloons!  Sums of 9 & 10
On these pages, students color each addition problem according to its sum.  
Color Some Chocolates!
Color Some Candies!
Students color the correct number of items in each row.  There are 10 in each row.  They will be coloring anywhere from 3 to 10 items.  
Coloring Chocolates:  Tens and Ones
Here, students color the correct number of items in each row using groups of tens and ones.  
Counting Chocolates:  Tens and Ones
Happy Hearts!
On these pages, students cut out groups of tens and ones.  They use them to represent numbers 11-20.
Graphing Goodies:  Sight Words
Valentine Graphing:  Sight Words
Students read sight words and count how many of each word they find.  They cut out objects at the bottom to glue on the graph in order to represent the number of words.  
Adding Candies
Adding Valentines
On these pages, students cut out objects.  They use the objects to represent addition problems.  
Eating Chocolates!
Eating Candy Hearts!
Here, students cut out numbers and use them to create subtraction problems.  
This product addresses the following Common Core Standards* for kindergarten math and language arts:

RF.K.1a  Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
RF.K.1b  Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
RF.K.1c  Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
RF.K.2a  Recognize and produce rhyming words.
RF.K.2c  Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
RF.K.2d  Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.
RF.K.2e  Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
RF.K.3a  Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
RF.K.3b  Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
RF.K.3c  Read common high-frequency words by sight.
RF.K.3d  Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
RF.K.4  Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
L.K.1a  Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
L.K.2a  Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun  I.  
L.K.2b  Recognize and name end punctuation.
K.CC.A.2 Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence.
K.CC.A.3 Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20.
K.CC.B.4  Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
K.CC.B.5  Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things.
K.OA.A.1  Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
K.OA.A.2  Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10.
K.OA.A.4  For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number.
K.OA.A.5  Fluently add and subtract within 5.
K.NBT.A.1  Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones.
K.MD.B.3 Classify objects into given categories;  count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count. 

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Skittles Fractions, Estimation, and Graphing

Ready for some hands-on, "real-life" experience with fractions, estimation and graphing? With SKITTLES candy! What could be more fun than edible math? This unit includes:

  • Teaching Notes 
  • Estimation
  • Data Collecting with options* for either Fractions alone or Fractions & Percents together
  • Bar Graphing
  • Line Plot - a big emphasis in the Common Core State Standards
  • Pie Chart - two options for differentiation*
  • Problem Solving

*Note: I've included options on several tasks to allow for differentiation or use at multiple grade levels.

The activities work well in either classroom or homeschool settings.

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Language Arts Daily Dose Grade 6 Weeks 1-4


If you're looking for an extensive, spiraling, language arts resource to help your students be lifelong learners, than you have come to right place. Language Arts Daily Dose Grade 6 is designed to teach a skill over 5 days with the student asked to do more each day. This gentle scaffold approach makes this resource student and teacher friendly, making it possible for even reluctant workers to feel success. Even better, many, if not all, of the included concepts support Common Core State Standards for Grade 6.

Don't forget the amazing discussions and mini-lessons that can springboard from these pages. And, if it takes 2 days to do one page, it won't matter because the program is designed for you to move at the pace you deem best for your students.

Included in this set is:
-Teacher Directions and Suggestions
-Student Cover for workbook/packet/binder
-20 pages of Language Arts Daily Dose pages (4 weeks)
-20 pages of Answer Key sheets

Each Week, Days 1-4 have EIGHT sections plus a Fab Vocab assignment.
These sections cover the following skills/topics:
1- Spelling
2- Punctuation/ Sentence Correction
3- Literary Terms
4- Quick Write
5- Cursive Reading and Writing
6- Parts of Speech
7- Testing Tip
8- Media Awareness/ Reference Materials Use
Fab Vocab: One new word per day. These words cover Reading, Science, Math, and Affixes. This cross curricular connection makes this an even more valuable resource. 

Day 5 of each week has a different format. Students will explore how to use a web graphic organizer and reading a web page for information. Students also complete a "test" on the day 1-4 vocabulary words.

I am confident that my Language Arts Daily Does assignments will help your students learn these concepts for life, not just for the next test or assignment. 

I wish you great success on your endeavour to teach this great subject of language arts and I hope you will allow me to be part of your journey.

-Mr. Hughes

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