Before children can learn the sound/spelling relationships that constitute the written language, they need to understand how individual sounds or phonemes, work together to create spoken language. This awareness of how the system works is called Phonemic awareness. This is the first piece of the foundation children need to go on to the next step, which is assigning written symbols to these sounds.
We are using the sound cards we have learned to help us read and also spell. We started turning over our letter cards daily.
We will begin writing through details in pictures, choosing a topic, and work our way into getting our thoughts on paper through words. We will practice using spaces between words as we write our thoughts. The students will also review and practice the formation of letters. The goal is to be able to write complete sentenences on a topic.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. There are also literacy based games and puzzles. It’s worth taking a look at this one. The Maxfield Public Library has a subscription for Loudon residents. The Username is Maxfield and the Password is 03307.
Click on Browse by Grade under Student Activities to find grade appropriate activities, interactive storybooks, in addition to activities for science, social studies and math.
Click on Kids for thirteen interactive skills at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.
Interactive activities based on the PBS show Between the Lions.
Recommended reading lists for children and adults. Also contains links to educational printable pages.
Interactive site to help kids learn and practice basic sight words.
Free audio stories for kids. This site includes instructions on how to download to your computer, iPod or MP3 player.
Click on Activities or Interactive for a list of links to activities and printables from author Jan Brett.
Help end word hunger while you strengthen your vocabulary skills. 10 grains of rice are donated for each correct answer.
Scroll down for a list of links to research based tips for parent on how to help your child (k-3) become a better reader.