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Learn Proven Strategies from Accomplished Kindergarten Teachers If handwriting skills are not automatic, it interferes with the whole writing process! Good handwriting skills facilitate rigorous Common Core writing standards: Begin instruction working with each child’s name! Have high expectations • Be intentional • Create a sense of urgency: Your name is so important! All kindergarten children […]
Fluency with high-frequency “heart word” sentences is your key to success!
15 points of excellence for evaluating your current teaching program
Opinion Writing: W.K.1. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is…).
It’s early October and kindergarten children are learning the joys of writing for real world purposes. Writing and reading fluency with a growing collection of high-frequency “heart word” sentences is our next important learning target.
What Do ABC Phonics, Handwriting, and Word Work Look Like in Kindergarten? The references mentioned in this Weekly Focus Blog are Nellie Edge Online Seminars, Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core by Nellie Edge, Kindergarten Handwriting Page, ABC Phonics Page, and Sight Words page. For the first month of school, our focus is to build […]
Accelerate ABC/Phonics Mastery with Songs Fingerspelling, Handwriting, and “Heart Words!” Preventing reading failure and building the reading and writing brain…
Posted by Nellie Edge on February 10, 2016 Fall and Winter Handwriting Tips for Young Writers If handwriting skills are not automatic, it interferes with the whole writing process! Good handwriting skills facilitate rigorous Common Core writing standards: Continue working with each child’s name! Have high expectations Be intentional Create a sense […]
Their discovery? “I can read!” Success with Stamp and Read Books Each of these 16 Wooden Animal Stamps comes with a clear plastic coating, making it easier to keep them clean (made in China). Tip: Consider covering Nellie Edge Wooden Stamps (handmade in the USA) with clear contact paper, going over the word and down the […]