Phonics charts and blends charts are a great way to teach difficult concepts to beginning readers. Keep them around the classroom (or accessible at home), and your students will be able to use them independently for increased confidence and learning!
A fantastic article for parents and teachers that discusses the power of just 20 minutes a day for reading at home.
This is the best gift you can give your child!
This portal is offered as a free resource to help facilitate online reading instruction and learning during this challenging time of school closures due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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There are two areas of the site, one for Students and one for Instructors. Materials are organized by our Phonics Scope and Sequence, and can be quickly navigated using the Menu at the top of the page.
This resource is for anyone who works with and cares for young children. The word “parent” is inclusive of all those who contribute to the development and lifelong learning of children.
Remember that no two children are alike. No two parents are alike. Your child will learn and grow at his own pace.
Parents are a child’s most important teachers. As your child’s first teacher, you can provide opportunities that will give your child a love of reading. Read to your child every day. Let your child see you reading.
This booklet gives a few suggestions on how to help your child discover the love of reading. It also lets you as a parent know why you are so important in the life of your child.
Set your little one up for reading success with these interactive games that will build phonological awareness—the ability to recognize and understand sounds in words. Your child will learn to master vowel sounds, digraphs, blended sounds, and more as they find themselves embarking on a photoshoot, playing bumper cars, or soaring through the sky in these fun-filled phonics games!
Students can play three games for free.
• Covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
• Designed in collaboration with leading academics.
• Complements all synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.
• Computer version is 100% free.
As your child’s first teacher, you will help your child learn to walk, talk, play, count, express feelings, regulate emotions, share, love, and much more. These milestones are best achieved by providing a safe and caring environment for the healthy growth and development of your child.
This resource contains everything you need to get started using Help Me Tell My Story and Help Me Talk about Math in your classroom!A copy of the presentation is provided as well as all supporting documents and handouts.
Did you know that learning to read is a challenge for almost 40 percent of kids? The good news is that with early help, most reading problems can be prevented. The bad news is that nearly half of all parents who notice their child having trouble wait a year or more before getting help. Unfortunately, the older a child is, the more difficult it is to teach him or her to read. If a child can't read well by the end of third grade, odds are that he or she will never catch up. And the effects of falling behind and feeling like a failure can be devastating.
Early identification is crucial. If you suspect a problem, don't hesitate! Learn about reading difficulties, get your child assessed, find out what you can do to help your struggling reader, and don't give up!
During the 2019-2020 Professional Learning Communities in Sun West, the Early Learning/Phonological Awareness PLC created this recourse to help Teachers in their ELA programming with an overview of learning to read.
This continuum may also be helpful to parents, Educational Assistants, and other people in a student's educational team!
During the 2019-2020 Professional Learning Communities in Sun West, the Early Learning/Phonological Awareness PLC created this recourse to help Teachers in their ELA programming with an overview of learning to read.This continuum may also be helpful to parents, Educational Assistants, and other people in a student's educational team!Find the resource and a short webinar on how to use the resource here.
Phonological awareness skills are important in order to develop good reading and spelling skills. Having good phonological awareness skills means that a child is able to manipulate sounds and words, or “play” with sounds and words. For example, you might ask your child to break the word “cat” into individual sounds: “c-a-t.”
Important: These skills deal with SOUNDS not letters. For example, /t/ represents the sound and not the letter name “tee.” You will not use any written or visual letters when working with phonological activities. These activities are done with listening and speaking only. Learning the letter names and their corresponding sounds is also very important but should be taught and practiced at a different time of the day.
This resource will have a weekly activity for your to work on with your child/student(s). It will include a handout with information and guidance, as well as a video to help support you and the learner.
CLICK THE WORDS "INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS" TO GET STARTED (do not click on view description).
This is a fabulous resource to support your literacy goals in the classroom. There are endless options of good-quality children's literature and accompanying activities. The website states: "This award-winning digital library hosts over 10,000 resources directly tied to the books teachers, caregivers and community partners turn to everyday. Organize all of your book resources in one place, create and share book lists, find helpful reading tips and strategies and track student reading progress by creating and signing into your free account today." All of this is available with a free account.
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Practical advice and high impact teaching practices that improve outcomes in reading, writing and speaking and listening.
Guides are available for elementary schools and early education (birth to 5 years) as well.
Sections are included for Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Interacting with Others, Emergent Literacy and within those areas you will find teaching practices, videos, sample phonics lessons, in practice examples and more.
A teaching tooklit map is provided to grade 6 with links to many of the items on the map! https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/childhood/professionals/learning/literacy/lttusermap-ec.pdf (birth to 5)
https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/english/literacy/lttusermap.pdf (Gr. 1 to 6)
A map with live links on how to prepare young students for literacy and interacting with others!
This is a listening activity, intended to help students with their listening skills. The activity is a reading of the book "Barnyard Dance" written by Sandra Boynton, read by Heather Phillips, that includes dance like instructions for students to do as they listen.
Multisensory Tools for Reading and Writing
Color-Coded Word Building Tiles (View / Download)
Read It, Build It, Write It Mat (View / Download)
Story Stick Questions (View / Download)
Multisensory instruction can help kids with reading and writing issues gain basic skills. It works by engaging more than one sense at a time. Multisensory teaching doesn’t have to be limited to school. You can use some techniques at home.