Thursday, October 16, 2014

Getting Festive for Fall with Virignia Teachers Blog Hop

This weekend I am joining a fabulous group of teachers all from VIRGINIA!  Yay!  We are gathering together to share a bunch of great freebies for you this weekend.

Every year I "forget" just how "low" my kids are at the beginning of the year.  It is so easy to forget how much they have learned and how much they have grown throughout the school year!  Each year I have to remind myself how to start at the beginning and go back to the basics of reading.

So right now, I am focusing on the basics.  I am working with my kids on letter sounds, print basics, concept of word, simple sentences, sight words, CVC decoding, rhyming, phonemic awareness, etc. 

My freebie for you today is part of a new series that I am starting on concept of word.  I want to be able to really put focus on this skill with my students using nursery rhymes (which is a great review for rhyming and phonemic awareness too!).  Concept of word is the ability for students to match spoken words to print.  It is tracking with one to one correspondence. In order for a student to do this, they must understand print basics such as where to start in the text, the difference between a letter and a word, and that there are spaces in between words.

So far I have completed two units: Baa Baa Black Sheep and Hickory Dickory Dock.  Each unit includes a full page teacher book, a small student book, picture sequence cards, sentence strips, books for adding word markers, a small one page nursery rhyme for fluency, 3 different pages with missing words for cut and paste, word identification cards, and a word identification list in both color and black and white!

Your freebie is a copy of the student book for Baa Baa Black Sheep!  You can grab it here!

Both of these full sets will be on sale this weekend.  Plus you can enter to win them in the rafflecopter below!  (If you win and you have already purchased them, you may pick something else from my store of equal or lesser value.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now keep on hopping!


  1. Your freebie is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing :)
    The Techie Teacher

  2. Your freebie is so adorable! I kind of miss out on these cutesy things in fifth grade, but you never know when I'll think of a way to use this in my classroom!

  3. Your Freebie is so cute and will be great for my kiddos! Thanks!

  4. Thanks, Jessica! My teammates and I were just discussing the lack of background knowledge our struggling readers have with nursery rhymes - they've had little to no exposure! Therefore, they are still struggling with those concept of word skills. Thanks so much for this freebie!
    Fashionable in First