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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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Free e-book. Grow Your Kindergarten Writers: Use Proven High-Impact Strategies That Dramatically Accelerate Literacy

February 10, 2017
Grow Your Kindergarten Writers: Use Proven High-Impact Strategies That Dramatically Accelerate Literacy

Download E-book: Grow Your Kindergarten Writers: Use Proven High-Impact Strategies That Dramatically Accelerate Literacy ORA Conference February 11, 2017 Presented by Nellie Edge.

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Discover the Easiest Most Authentic Ways to Build Opinion Writing in Kindergarten: Teach the Word “Because”

February 2, 2017
Opinion Writing: Children Illustrate Their Sing, Sign, Spell, and Read Pages for Their Anthology Notebooks

Discover Easy, Authentic Ways to Build Opinion Writing in Kindergarten: Teach the Word “Because”.

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10 Kindergarten Handwriting Tips for January

January 12, 2017
kindergarten handwriting name ticket practice lessons

 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 All Children’s Literacy

October 20, 2016
Fingerspelling builds kinesthetic memory

Accelerate ABC/Phonics Mastery with Songs Fingerspelling, Handwriting, and “Heart Words!” Preventing reading failure and building the reading and writing brain…

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Weekly Focus: Accelerate ABC/Phonics Mastery with Songs, Fingerspelling, Handwriting, and “Heart Words!”

October 13, 2016

Accelerate ABC/Phonics Mastery with Songs Fingerspelling, Handwriting, and “Heart Words!” Preventing reading failure and building the reading and writing brain…

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

May 10, 2016
teaching kindergarteners to read - Nellie Edge Big Books™

Kindergarten Book Lovers Keep Reading for Family Fun 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. Invite children to recite […]

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Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters: Sixteen Frequently Asked Questions

September 1, 2014

A Follow-up to Kindergarten Handwriting Matters! We are delighted with the response to our first article: “Kindergarten-Friendly Handwriting Matters!” on our new monthly kindergarten blog Joyful Pathways to Accelerated Literacy! This is a follow-up FAQ in response to many emails and questions.

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