2 days ago
My Phonics Brochures are 20% off today and tomorrow!!!
These fluency and comprehension passages and activities are interactive, fun, and perfect for beginning readers. Each tri-fold focuses on a targeted phonics skill and also reinforces fluency and comprehension. While using each brochure, students get the opportunity to learn a new phonics skill and practice that skill in the context of reading for comprehension.
I created this resource to be used in guided reading groups. Many phonics skills contain two separate passages at different levels to meet the needs of various students. Each tri-fold combines phonics, fluency, comprehension, and word work. I used the form of a brochure because my students hate worksheets! It might seem silly, but turning a flat piece of paper into a brochure adds a lot of excitement to little ones. Adding a paperclip as a spinner adds another element of excitement.
1️⃣Introduce the phonics skill/word family. I always show a PowerPoint or a poster with the phonics pattern and a list of words. We write the pattern in the air and we ALWAYS sing a song about the pattern.
2️⃣Read a list of words with the phonics pattern. Pictures are included.
3️⃣Read the passage. (I use these passages in guided reading groups, so I have my students whisper read. I help them decode as needed.)
4️⃣Read the passage a second time and underline all of the words with the phonics pattern. Students must write the words they underlined for extra phonics practice.
5️⃣Read the passage a third time and answer the comprehension questions.
6️⃣Students learn they can use words they know to read and write new words. They will use a spinner (paperclip and pencil) or word boxes to build and write words with the phonics pattern.
7️⃣Students retell the beginning, middle, and end of the story with words or illustrations. ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Mooseltoe is my FAVORITE and I’m so ready for it!!! Is it too early??? Today I drank coffee out of my favorite Christmas mug... my husband says we need to wait another week... wait or go for it?!?!? #christmastime #mooseltoe #hgteaching #holliegriffithteaching ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
This week we will be learning about main idea and supporting details!!! We’re going to start off the week with a fun PowerPoint presentation, a song that I found on YouTube, and main idea bags.... my favorite!!!
My entire unit is updated, posted, and 20% off today and tomorrow. It’s filled with games, partner activities, crafts, and so much more to make learning fun and engaging. #handsonreading #holliegriffithteaching ... See MoreSee Less
Hollie Griffith Educational Resources is in Lexington, Kentucky.
2 weeks ago
Today I’m thankful to work with people who feel more like family than coworkers!!! Friends who will LITERALLY come running when I yell for help...
Addie really wanted me to go on her field trip with her... and I’ve learned over the years that my school kids will be fine and to put my own children first... so I grabbed my phone to text our principal to ask for a personal day... when my oldest daughter reminded me that her teacher had taken off to be there with her daughter. And that’s pretty much all it took... Addie was happy to have Mrs. Vincent pretend to be mom!!! And... I even got to see pictures throughout the day!!!
That’s really only one example... I’ve needed so much help over the last month. From dropping my kids off at home, giving me ideas to help with a special behavior, covering my class in a moments notice, to helping me with intervention forms.... I’m so thankful for the people that I get to work with each day!!!
I hope you have the school experience that I do!!! There’s really nothing better than knowing your team will have your back!!!! @ Lexington, Kentucky ... See MoreSee Less