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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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Accelerate Reading Fluency with “Books That Sing and Rhyme

How to Use the Neurological Impress Method

August 28, 2016

to Accelerate Reading Fluency with “Books That Sing and Rhyme” Providing repeated reading experiences using the Neurological Impress Method (N.I.M.) is a simple, yet powerful, strategy for developing fluent readers.  It was originally devised and researched by R.G. Heckelman, PhD in the 1960’s and since has been proven successful for thousands of young readers.  This […]

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December: Welcomes Winter Days and Savors Starry Nights

August 28, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages December: Welcomes Winter Days and Savors Starry Nights Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. Jingle Bells Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way. Oh what fun It is to ride In a one horse, Open sleigh.         […]

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January: Resolutions, Snow, Wisdom and Rhymes

August 28, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages January: Resolutions, Snow, Wisdom and Rhymes Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. January 2017 January, January, Happy New Year! Say goodbye to 2016— For 2017 is here.                N.E. New Year’s Resolution My new years […]

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February Themes of Love and Friendship

July 3, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages February Themes of Love and Friendship Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. A  Little Wheel Turning (American Folk Song) There’s a little wheel a- turning in my heart, There’s a little wheel a- turning in my heart, In my heart —, […]

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March: It’s Spring and the World is Full of Pussy Willows, Daffodils, and Leprechauns

June 1, 2016

Free Poetry “I Can Read” Notebook Pages March: It’s Spring and the World is Full of Pussy Willows, Daffodils, and Leprechauns Click on the poem title to download an 8.5″ x 11″ PDF version. Spring is ComingSpring is coming Spring is coming How do you think I know?Birds are singing.I know it must be so. […]

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ABC Phonics Literacy Gift

May 7, 2016

ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! Family Reference Chart Turn this Family Reference Chart into refrigerator art! Consider laminating each chart and attaching with magnetic tape: Parents love this gift. Our ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read! program makes it easy for parents to be partners in ABC and phonics learning. The quality online instructional […]

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Meeting the Challenge of High Common Core Standards:

May 7, 2016

Take Advantage of How the Brain Learns Best!   Why We Use Sign Language and Fingerspelling Signing Songs and Fingerspelling Accelerates Early Literacy Skills. Signing songs and manual fingerspelling engage the whole child in joyful learning. They add a kinesthetic memory connection for acquiring new skills and develop the small muscles necessary for writing.  Singing and signing […]

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Read and Sing Little Books

Tips on Storing Read and Sing Little Books

April 28, 2016

in the Classroom and at Home Every child deserves to own a growing collection of books that they can sing and read with pleasure and delight.  These cherished reminders of the child’s developing reading skills will be kept for years to come.  Teachers are encouraged to have volunteers reproduce enough of the Little Books so […]

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