Category: Reading

  • In Flanders Fields

    In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

    I have had my class memorize this poem, using hand and arm movements to “illustrate” the poem.  This makes it easy for them to remember the words and much more interesting to watch them recite … View Full Lesson →

  • Opposite-Word Concentration Game

    Opposite-Word Concentration Game

    Based on the familiar game of Concentration, this variation has students quickly learning opposites, increasing their memory, and reading new words.  Old decks of playing cards can be used, with a word and picture glued … View Full Lesson →

  • Happy Rock

    Happy Rocks

    Students are given small, smooth stones with a happy face sticker stuck on one side.  It sits atop a poem, on their desk, on the first day of school.  Who doesn’t like to get a … View Full Lesson →

  • High Five Blend and Word Family Game

    This game will take time to build. As you learn blends and word families, the letter groupings will be added to the shower curtain, one on each hand print. Game can be played after Blends have … View Full Lesson →

  • Finding Synonyms

    This lesson can be done with Antonyms (Greek ANT means opposite, NYM means name), and Homonyms (sound the same but have different meanings, eg. pray/prey, pain/pane), and Homographs (sound the same and spelled the same, eg. mail the … View Full Lesson →

  • Rhyming Word Poems

    Use poetry to find and identify rhyming words. Students highlight rhyming words on their own copy of the poem glued in their Poem Book, with each rhyming word pair highlighted in a different colour. View Full Lesson →

  • Making the Alphabet

    Students sometimes still have difficulty knowing what follows m in the alphabet or what’s before j. Using plasticene to create the alphabet and work with the letters in 3-D helps them figure out what’s after m, what’s before q, without having to sing the Alphabet Song each time. Makes dictionary work easier. View Full Lesson →

  • Contraction Caterpillars

    Making the caterpillars is a very fun way to practise and use contractions. View Full Lesson →

  • Become a Word Detective

    This lesson helps students learn an excellent reading skill, to find the small words within a larger, more complex word, helping them to decipher and read the new word. Great for harder math and science words. Ex: together (Find: to, get, her) View Full Lesson →

  • Dolch Sight Word Booklet

    This sight word book helps students learn to find and read basic sight words. Words are practised daily at school and at home. Recognition test is done weekly. Includes Dolch 220 Basic Sight Word List and Dolch 95 Commonly Used Nouns List. View Full Lesson →