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How Do Master Kindergarten Teachers Close the Reading Achievement Gap over the Summer?

May 5, 2017

10 Tips to Success: Book Lovers Keep Reading All Summer Long! Powerful kindergarten literacy gains can easily be lost over the summer, especially by our emerging readers and writers who are still building foundational literacy skills.  Wise kindergarten teachers have developed strategies to continue supporting family reading fun over the summer. Read about 10 of […]

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Poetry Month and Earth Day Connections

April 27, 2017

The Earth Is Wet: Celebrate Every Season with Poetry From Songs and Rhymes for a Rainy Day, A Nellie Edge Read and Sing Big Book™ Yes, it rains in Oregon, and once again, we are hoping our inevitable April showers will bring May flowers! Consider greeting your children at the door with a small poem […]

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Best Practices for End-of-Year Kindergarten Publishing: All Children Love to Write, Draw and Make Real Books!

April 20, 2017

Best Practices for End-of-Year Kindergarten Publishing: All Children Love to Write, Draw and Make Real Books!

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How the Components of the Nellie Edge ABC Phonics Program Fit Together for Kindergarten Mastery Part-2

April 13, 2017
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Step-by-Step Strategies for ABC Phonics Mastery in Kindergarten: A Proven Teaching Progression for Optimum Learning (2017)

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How the Components of the Nellie Edge ABC Phonics Program Fit Together for Kindergarten Mastery

March 31, 2017
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Step-by-Step Strategies for ABC Phonics Mastery in Kindergarten: A Proven Teaching Progression for Optimum Learning (2017)

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Are You Happy with Your Approach to Handwriting?

March 22, 2017
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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 […]

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Do You Want to Dramatically Accelerate Your Kindergartners’ Writing Proficiency?

March 15, 2017
Boost Kindergarten Writing Skills with These 15 Best Practices Fluency with high-frequency “heart word” sentences is your key to success!

Fluency with high-frequency “heart word” sentences is your key to success!
15 points of excellence for evaluating your current teaching program

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Take the Hard Out of Remembering “ing”: Grow Your Kindergarten Writers with Memorable Writing Lessons!

March 9, 2017

What a grand time I have sharing multisensory and joyful writing-to-read lessons in local classrooms! An invitation a couple of years ago to write a song that teaches “i-n-g” was all I needed to create this sing, sign, and fingerspell song…

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Favorite New Children’s Books of 2016

February 23, 2017
Favorite New Children’s Books of 2016 Selected by Kindergarten Teacher and Book Lover Nellie Edge

Favorite New Children’s Books of 2016 Selected by Kindergarten Teacher and Book Lover Nellie Edge

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Spring Kindergarten Registration

February 15, 2017
Spring Kindergarten Registration

Nellie Edge Online Seminars recommends an intentional “Parents as Partners” program that begins with spring registration! Give Families a “Success in Kindergarten” packet…

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