Read & Write the Room A to Z

Many years ago when I taught Kindergarten I enjoyed using Read & Write the Room with my students. I began using this idea with my own children when they were younger. You can see our original post about this here. Now that it is time for me to teach Kindergarten again, I am bringing the activity back! But first, what is Read & Write the Room? Read below to see and decide if it might be something your child would enjoy.

What is Read & Write the Room?

The concept is very simple. Word cards are placed around the room to be read and as students locate the cards, they write the words on a recording sheet.

 

What is included?

 

Word Cards

Each set includes at least 5 words, some include up to 18 words! These are cut apart and placed around the room. You can also use these cards for other activities {print 2 and play memory!}.

 

Recording Sheets

I offer 5 different recording sheet options, choose what is best for your child!

 

How is Read & Write the Room Set Up?

  • Print the image/word cards and cut apart.
  • Tape these around the schoolroom or school area in your home.
  • Give your child a clipboard, and a pencil and have him/her find the words and record them on the recording sheet you choose.
  • For fun, allow your child to use funny glasses, a fun word pointer, and a special pen or pencil! You could even slip the recording sheet into the Crayola Dry Erase Center or sheet protector, and have your child use a dry erase marker!

 

WHY use Read & Write the Room?

  • Letter Identification ~ This activity is wonderful for children who are learning {or have recently learned} to identify letters.
  • Beginning Sound Practice ~ Since this set focuses on beginning sounds, it is perfect for identifying and learning beginning sounds.
  • Handwriting Practice ~ Instead of sitting at a table and writing words for handwriting practice, this activity gets kids up and moving. Often this simple change helps kids who are reluctant writers. The activity {searching for the word cards} can help them forget that they dislike handwriting practice!
  • Build Vocabulary ~ Your child may not already know the names of all words and this is a great way to build vocabulary.

There are a couple of ways to get your hands on this!

You can buy it here in my Shop!

OR

You can buy a Kindergarten @ Home Membership which will give you access to this and so much more!

Read & Write the Room A to Z is included in Level 2 and Ultimate memberships!

You can read more about Kindergarten @ Home here on my blog, see FAQ here, and see a spreadsheet with cost savings details here!

You’ll notice I just added our Kindergarten Monthly Calendar Notebook Membership {$18 value} to the Ultimate Membership, making the Ultimate membership level an even better deal!

Download Letter A Read & Write the Room for FREE here!

 

 

Create Your Own Alphabet Posters

Create Your Own Alphabet Posters

Involving young children in the early years is one of my favorite things. When decorating a classroom, teachers often use cute pre-made letter posters to showcase the alphabet. What if your child helped create their own Alphabet Posters for the wall in their classroom, homeschool room or even their bedroom?

This new printable set included two different poster options and both are included in the free sample download and the full download.

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Each letter offers 6-8 images for your child to add to each poster, showcasing words that begin with that letter.

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These posters are great for letter identification, beginning sound awareness, letter formation visuals, and give your child something that s/he participated in to create – which often means s/he will pay more attention to the final product! “I did it!” goes a long way with little kids! 

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Find this set in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop!

You’ll see an option to download a free preview sample which includes letters A, B & C as well as the full alphabet available for purchase!

Create Your Own Alphabet Charts

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Looking for more fun beginning sound printables?

Check out our Beginning Sound Mazes and our What Begins With… sets!

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6th Grade Reading List

6th Grade Book List

Last year we used visual reading lists for the first time and it was SO helpful! I chose to do this again for this upcoming homeschool year and shared our 3rd grade list last week and today I am sharing my son’s 6th grade reading list.

I used many sources to find books I thought he might enjoy and that I wanted him to try. I have not read all of these, but looked at reviews and am comfortable with giving these a try. After deciding on many book choices for him, I created a page with each cover so he can browse and choose his next book easily. We do not own all of these so I have him choose and I put the book on hold at the library!

Below you can see Amazon links to all of the books on this list {click over to the blog if you are reading in email}.

Downloads…

I have a few downloads you are welcome to use if you’d like. First, here is a copy of the book choice page featuring the books I chose for him. If you want to create your own visual list, it is easy!  Just grab the book cover images online somewhere {I used Amazon} and then copy them into a document and resize how you want!  I use PowerPoint to create my documents, I like their positioning tools the best.

Here is a blank reading record like his. I just have him write the title, author and rate the book 1-10 based on his opinion.

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Here’s another reading log we have used.  It is very similar to the one we are using now.

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See our Book Lists Pinterest board here!

See some of our other book list posts below.

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3rd Grade Reading List

3rd Grade Book List

Last year we used visual reading lists for the first time and it was SO helpful! I chose to do this again for this upcoming homeschool year and today I am sharing my daughter’s 3rd grade reading list.

I used many sources to find books I thought she might enjoy and that I wanted her to try. I have not read all of these, but looked at reviews and am comfortable with giving these a try.  After deciding on many book choices for her, I created a page with each cover so she can browse and choose her next book easily. We do not own all of these so I have her choose and I put the book on hold at the library!

3rd Grade Book List

My daughter can read and comprehend beyond a 3rd grade level, but she still enjoys books focused towards the younger crowd. I try to balance this and spent lots of time on this list! She would read Critter Club and Magic Puppy all day long, and I still allow her to read anything she chooses alongside of books I choose. We also always have a basket of picture books she chooses from the library too! You are never too old for picture books!

Below you can see Amazon links to all of the books on this list {click over to the blog if you are reading in email}.

Downloads…

I have a few downloads you are welcome to use if you’d like. First, here is a copy of the book choice page featuring the books I chose for her. If you want to create your own visual list, it is easy!  Just grab the book cover images online somewhere {I used Amazon} and then copy them into a document and resize how you want!  I use PowerPoint to create my documents, I like their positioning tools the best.

Here is a blank reading record like hers. I just have her write the title, author and rate the book 1-10 based on her opinion.

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Here’s another reading log we have used.  It is very similar to the one we are using now.

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See our Book Lists Pinterest board here!

See some of our other book list posts below. Our new 6th grade list is coming soon!

Slide17  2nd Grade Homeschool Reading Plan  1st Grade Library Book Favorites

Fun Printables for Kids from The Crafty Classroom!

Fun Grammar Review from The Crafty Classroom

{disclaimer – affiliate links are used}

Some of my favorites printables come from The Crafty Classroom! We have been using WRITE Interactive Grammar Notebook for awhile and absolutely LOVE it! I got it for my daughter who is finishing up 2nd grade this year. This front cover says “Kindergarten” but it is definitely appropriate for K-2 and maybe even some 3rd graders who enjoy this type of thing. It is a fun and creative way to review grammar skills, which is what she needed!

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My next favorite is the Super Sequence Activity Pack, I wish I had this when my kids were younger, it is a great science resource…lots of life cycle sequencing!

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