Welcome to Nellie Edge
Excellence in Kindergarten and Early Literacy.
Here we honor master teachers who create high engagement in learning—infusing meaning-centered literacy with music, art, drama, dance, and sign language.
Excellence in Kindergarten and Early Literacy
Joyful Pathways to the Common Core
This teacher-friendly site is designed to extend the joyful, accelerated literacy strategies shared in our Online Seminars, and live workshops. Here we honor master teachers who create high engagement in learning—infusing meaning-centered literacy with music, art, drama, dance, and sign language.
We will be adding new information and teacher resources weekly as our new site grows. Join our online community to stay connected with us.
Download favorite poems, rhymes, songs, and chants for student “I Can Read” Poetry Notebooks. recite, illustrate, and read delightful language.
Use our collection of “Just Right: I Can Read” Little Books including Mother Goose rhymes, finger plays, and Read and Sing Little Books™ to expand the library for your emergent and independent readers.
Explore our Joyful Literacy strategies, lessons & resources
Explore strategies for multisensory ABC and Phonics Immersion. Children, both native speakers and English language learners, quickly build comprehension and letter/sound knowledge using this authentic literacy program. Building phonics—and life skills—by singing, signing, and reading is elegantly simple and joyful!
Nellie Edge Online Seminars: The Foundation
The Foundation Online Seminars
Each seminar features one of our highest-impact, proven literacy strategies, all while looking at the deeper learning.
Multisensory ABC Phonics Immersion: Building the Reading Brain
Keep learning active, authentic, and engage all modalities to build the reading brain.
Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters!
Give children the gift of lifelong habits for legible handwriting beginning with their name.
High-Frequency “Heart Words”
Use music, art, drama, and sign language to enhance children’s intrinsic motivation for learning.
Purchase all 3 Seminars for $39 each ($59 Individually)
Your Professional Development just got easier this summer — and all year long!
With on-demand, unlimited access you can start watching now, study over the summer, and review anytime!
- Each Online Seminar is divided into 6 chapters of practical, targeted content
- Includes the 100+ page Power Guide: A comprehensive seminar companion with resource connections.
Optional 1-3 Professional Development credits with Seminar-specific practicum projects. Read more
Includes all of the seminar resources, organized and ready to use in your classroom ($159 value).
WOW! All these excellent resources at our finger tips! This is like Christmas for kindergarten teachers!
So many practical ideas that can be modified further for my severe special education kindergarten and pre-K students...
I just completed the first seminar. It has been wonderfully done. I truly enjoyed it. Nellie, through your seminars, both online and in person, I feel I have become a more effective teacher. Thank you for that.
Nellie, thank you for creating these online video seminars! What a great way to connect throughout the school year. It is always powerful and motivating to be a seminar participant, but the availability of your videos will be an amazing resource for teachers.
I watched your videos and I love them. Your passion for teaching is contagious.