Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gift of Reading Blog Hop

Thank you so much for joining us for a "gift" of reading!  I love to teach reading and it truly is a gift.  It is a gift to be given the opportunity to watch children grow into independent readers and learn to love books!  I am blessed with 22 children each year that I get to share this love with.

This year, I wanted to share with you one of my newest sets from a new series that I am starting.  It is not a seasonal product, but one that you may be able to use throughout the school year for those beginning readers.  It is one of my Concept of Word Nursery Rhyme sets.  So far I have 4 sets done: Baa Baa Black Sheep, Hickory Dickory Dock, Humpty Dumpty, and Hey Diddle Diddle.  Plus I have more coming!

Concept of word is such an important skill for beginning readers.  It is the ability to have one to one correspondence while reading.  This means that students need to know the difference between a word, a letter, and a sentence.  They need to understand that there are spaces in between their words.  They must be able to say one word for each word that is on the page.

At the moment, I have students that will read the sentence "I can ride." as "I can ride my bike at the park."  These students do not have concept of word.  They are reading the pictures rather than looking at the words.  We practice counting the number of words on the page and counting the number of words that we read.  This helps us to be more aware of the words on the page.

These concept of word packs have many activities to help you teach this skill to your students.  I hope you find it as helpful as I do!  Each of the full sets are on sale this weekend only.  Hope you check them out!

I am giving away a product of your choice (under $10) for 2 WINNERS this weekend!  Be sure to enter the giveaway below!

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