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Joyful Accelerated Literacy with High-Frequency Sight Words: We Call Them “Heart Words!”

June 19, 2019

A Preview of Nellie Edge Online Seminar #3. Among the highest impact strategies documented in our Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core program, our “heart words” strategies are the most powerful for building writing stamina and fluency! Writing “heart word” sentences builds the reading brain.

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting: 10 Keys to Success

May 14, 2019

Settling-In Time Sets the Emotional Tone for the Day: Developing Friendship, Responsibility, Self-Motivation, and Collaboration Skills

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Glimpses from Joyful Kindergartens

7 Simple and Delightful Kindergarten Celebrations to End Your Year

April 10, 2019

Bring Closure to the Learning Community: Glimpses from Joyful Kindergartens Children come to school with diverse background experiences. It is the stories we tell, the songs we sing, and the traditions we build that bind the children together emotionally and intellectually, creating an optimal climate for learning, both social and academic. Over the Years My […]

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opinion writing

The Easiest Most Authentic Ways to Build Opinion Writing in Kindergarten

March 1, 2019

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…).

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information writing

How to Teach Information Writing in Kindergarten: Create Engaged and Purposeful Writers!

February 20, 2019

Glimpses of Information Writing in Kindergarten. W.K.2. Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

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Celebrating Joyful, Multisensory Teaching and Learning in 2019!

January 8, 2019

 We love to search Pinterest for the best kindergarten writing and early learning resources we can find to share with you our Nellie Edge seminar participants and online friends.

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Discover the Power of Signing Songs for Accelerated Teaching and Learning (PreK-2)

Celebrate Language and Accelerate Literacy Summer Institute

January 7, 2019

Discover the Power of Signing Songs for Accelerated Teaching and Learning (PreK-2)
Enhance All Children’s Language and Literacy!

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

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

November 28, 2018

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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Free E-book: Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting

September 28, 2018

Download the E-book Receive Our Weekly Nellie Edge Kindergarten Blog High-Impact Strategies to Inspire Your Practice. Free Downloads!

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kindergarten classroom lessons

3 Levels of ABC Phonics Mastery: How to Build the Reading and Writing Brain

August 15, 2018

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

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Works

Why Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Works: 10 Keys to Success and New Free Resources

August 1, 2018

Used as designed within a comprehensive kindergarten writing program, this approach to handwriting instruction dramatically accelerates writing proficiency: The end result is motivated students proudly writing, illustrating, and publishing their own books! 1. Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting practices are consistent with decades of educational research documented by Dr. John Hatti. We give children crystal-clear, achievable learning targets, […]

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July 26, 2018

Why Does Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matter? If handwriting motions are not fluent, it interferes with the whole writing process. A multisensory, integrated approach to handwriting is the most time-efficient, inexpensive, and brain-friendly way we know to plant lifelong habits for good handwriting in kindergarten while building stamina and fluency for Writing Workshop! The photo essays in […]

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

April 18, 2018

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

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Weekly Focus: Kindergartners Love to Make Stamp and Read Books

February 15, 2018

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 […]

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

January 31, 2018

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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