Free Resources

These free resources are samplings from Nellie Edge Online Seminars.

We will be adding and updating resources,  so check back often!

Parents as Partners in Kindergarten and Early Literacy

The following are a sampling from Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core: Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy
by Nellie Edge, 2015

 

Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core Templates includes 8 draw-an-animal models.

Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core Templates
includes 8 draw-an-animal models.

Draw Animals and Make Rubber Band Books (dog and cat)

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News Stories

News Stories: An Engaging Way to Inspire Young Writers
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Opinion Writing: The Easiest Most Authentic Ways to Build Opinion Writing in Kindergarten

What Makes a Quality Illustration?

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Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How? Templates

Children learn to ask and  respond to questions

Templates from Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core: Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy

singing, signing, and building comprehension
Develop Writing Cue Cards
We engage children in singing, signing, and building comprehension with these cue cards throughout the day.

ABC Phonics Dictionary Pages for Writing Workshop

(Permission to use with ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! by Nellie Edge and Sign2Me Early Learning.)

Download free teachers' guide, parent letters, and Family ABC Phonics chart from our ABC Phonics page.

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ABC Phonics Dictionary Pages for Writing Workshop
ABC Phonics Dictionary Pages

Kindergarten Survey

Templates Inspire Kid Writers - Nellie Edge
Kindergarten Survey lesson

Write-a-Message Center Models

Write-a-Message

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Teaching for Fluency with High-frequency Pink & Purple "Heart Words"

For more details about teaching high-frequency "heart words" see
Nellie Online Seminar #3.

You will learn how to teach, assess, involve Parents as Partners, and celebrate mastery with pink, purple, yellow, and green "heart words".

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Sing, Sign, Spell and Read! Program

"Heart Word" Anthology Pages: A sampling of 33 high-frequency pink and purple "heart words"

"Heart Word" Anthology Pages
"Heart Word" Anthology Pages
Sing, Sign, Spell and Read! Program

For more details about teaching high-frequency "heart words" see Nellie Edge Online Seminar #3.

"Heart Words" with Fingerspelling for Play Dough and Word Work Center

"Heart Words" with Fingerspelling
"Heart Words" with Fingerspelling
Play Dough and Word Work Cente

ABC Sign Language Guides for Play Dough and Word Work

Play Dough Mats: ABC and Fingerspelling Literacy Center

Mat Template

ABC Sign Language Guides for Play Dough and Word Work
Play Dough recipe
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Grow Your Kindergarten Writers - kid illustrate books
Stories become Published Books: Joyful and Systematic Ways to Build Kindergarten Narrative Writing
Grow Your Kindergarten Writers - kid illustrate books

Meet the challenge of Rigorous Common Core Standards in writing!


Give children the gift of lifelong habits for legible handwriting beginning with their name.

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Publishing Tips for Young Authors and Illustrators

Nellie Edge Online Seminar Publishing in Kindergarten coming in 2017!

Publishing Tips for Young Authors and Illustrators
Publishing Tips for Young Authors and Illustrators

Great Drawing, Writing, and Word Work Resources – Where to Get Them

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ABC Beads are available at Wal-Mart, Dollar Store, and Craft Stores.

ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read!  (book and CD by Nellie Edge) Family Charts (free at ABC Phonics tab on our website), Large A-Z Wall Cards and Large Wall Charts are at amazon.com and sign2me.com.

alphamatAlphabet Mats are available online from alphabetmats.com and provide a great multisensory experience with letters.

ABC Phonics Flash Cards and Boxes for “Heart Words” (We love to give children the gift of words in a sturdy little box!) “Heart words” sets for volunteers to cut are held together with a 1” ring. We purchase the boxes at papermart.com. 1-800-745-8800. They are called #33 Natural Jewelry Box 3½ x 3½ x 1. Item number 455533.

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Bare Books: For publishing children’s stories. Bare Books, 800 255-9228 or online at barebooks.com. (We like Bare Board Chunky Books, 6” x 8”, approx. $1.65 each. Item #3602)

The Daily 5 Kindergarten DVD filmed by Joan’s kindergarten with Gail Boushey and Joan Moser, “The Sisters.” See stenhouse.com (1-800-988-9812) or their website thedailycafe.com for additional video clips and support; consider joining their quality website.

Erasable Crayons: In either 12-color or 24-color sets, can be ordered through Bare Books, 1-800-255-9228 or online at barebooks.com.
great-writing2Fingerspelling Font: Available for purchase at Educational Fontware or 1-800-806-2155. On left side of page, click on “Buy New Academic Single User License”; in center of page, scroll all the way down to “Nellie Edge Special – Finger Letters only, no CD, $5.” Click on “Buy Now.”
High-Frequency Word Stamps:  (for making “Stamp and Read Skinny Books”) Durable, hardwood stamps in a set of 6: “I, see, a, this, is, the.” (Two six-word sets keep four children occupied at the bookmaking/word study center.) Available online only at our Online Store.

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