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Sulzby Reading for Emergent Readers

I am getting ready to start my second Reader’s Workshop unit of the year, which largely works with emergent reading through storybooks.  A few years ago I found myself a bit lost in Reader’s Workshop after the first unit.  Unit 1 in my room focuses on readers building good habits – how to handle books, […]

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Star Names!

I can’t take credit for this one.  I got this idea from Fountas and Pinnell’s Kindergarten Phonics book, and I LOVE it!  It is one that I truly look forward to every year. Prep for this activity is simple.  Get some large construction paper and write each child’s name in medium sized letters.  (I tried […]

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Pencil Grip Tip!

If your kindergartners (or pre-schoolers, first graders, children, fill in the blank) are anything like mine, MANY of them are still developing a proper pencil grip.  Or actually, they have developed an improper pencil grip, and you are trying to re-train their hands. I find every year that I have four or five kids with […]

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