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Give Children The Affirming Language of “Reading is Fun!”:

September 3, 2016

Accelerating language and reading skills simultaneously through singing, dramatizing, and signing songs is a multisensory learning experience that takes advantage of how the brain learns best! It is musical, personally engaging, and incorporates many “best practices”

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Give Young Readers “Books That Sing and Rhyme”:

September 3, 2016

Accelerating language and reading skills simultaneously through singing, dramatizing, and signing songs is a multisensory learning experience that takes advantage of how the brain learns best! It is musical, personally engaging, and incorporates many “best practices”

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All Children Deserve “Magical Memory Reading” Experiences

September 3, 2016

Accelerating language and reading skills simultaneously through singing, dramatizing, and signing songs is a multisensory learning experience that takes advantage of how the brain learns best! It is musical, personally engaging, and incorporates many “best practices”

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Kindergarten Friends Challenge: “I Can Say Every Name!”

September 3, 2016

Accelerating language and reading skills simultaneously through singing, dramatizing, and signing songs is a multisensory learning experience that takes advantage of how the brain learns best! It is musical, personally engaging, and incorporates many “best practices”

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Unique Features of Shared Literacy Experiences

September 3, 2016

Accelerating language and reading skills simultaneously through singing, dramatizing, and signing songs is a multisensory learning experience that takes advantage of how the brain learns best! It is musical, personally engaging, and incorporates many “best practices”

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Sing, Sign, Spell and Read! Program

Audio Samples from Our CDs

September 3, 2016

Children Learn High-frequency “Heart Words” L-o-v-e-Spells-Love (Download mp3) Thank You (Download mp3) This is My House (Download mp3) The “O” Dance (Download mp3) Sing, Sign, Spell, and Read! CD and Accompanying 32 “I Can Read” Pages. Children learn pink and purple “heart words.” Kindergarten Sight Words Bundle (a.k.a. Nellie Edge Heart Word Program) Authentic literacy […]

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September Songs and Poems to Begin On

September 2, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages September Songs and Poems to Begin On Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. Sunflower Children Sunflower Children Sunflower children Nod to the sun. Summer is over School has begun.                        Author […]

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Weekly Focus: Make Friends with Mother Goose! (Part 1)

September 1, 2016

We begin the year with Mother Goose Rhymes to effortlessly give children the rhythm and sounds of the English language and to introduce them to “Just Right: I Can Read!” Little Books which they can use during “Read to Self” Time. Marie Clay’s research reminds us that “Rhymers are readers.” Using classic Mother Goose little books is a research-based approach to simultaneously build phonemic awareness, oral language fluency, reading skills, and delight!

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Choosing Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core

How to Grow Your Kindergarten Writers: Study Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core by Nellie Edge

September 1, 2016

Thank You for Choosing Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core: Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy. The program includes Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core manual, a package of 250 blackline templates, and the CD of these templates in color

You asked for a management guide and we listened! This now includes a CCSS progression overview and a yearlong overview of essential, authentic literacy lessons.

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September: Illustrated Mother Goose Rhymes

August 31, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages Illustrated Mother Goose Rhymes Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. Click here to download all 16 poetry pages. Receive Our New Weekly Focus High-Impact Strategies to Inspire Your Practice. Free Downloads! Name Email Subscribe See Weekly Focus archive Teacher Resources For […]

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September: Handjives, Coactive Chants and Singing Games

August 31, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages Handjives, Coactive Chants and Singing Games Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? _______ stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Who, me? Yes, you. Couldn’t […]

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September: Favorite Fingerplays and Action Rhymes

August 31, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages Favorite Fingerplays and Action Rhymes Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. The Eensy Weensy Spider The eensy weensy spider Went up the water spout. Down came the rain And washed the spider out. Out came the sun And dried up all […]

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October Fun: Celebrating The Imagination and Fall Harvest

August 30, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages October Fun: Celebrating The Imagination and Fall Harvest Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. Jack-O-Faces This is Jack-O happy. This is Jack-O sad. Now you see him sleepy. Now you see him mad. This is Jack in small pieces, But in […]

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October: October and Falling Leaves

August 30, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages October and Falling Leaves Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. Leaves are Falling Leaves are falling Falling to the ground. Leaves are falling Falling to the ground. See them gently twirl around Dancing till they reach the ground. Leaves are falling […]

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November Themes of Thankfulness

August 29, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages November Themes of Thankfulness Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. November No green grass No blue sky No bare feet going by No birds No bees No leaves on trees November                   author […]

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