Literacy Centers

Little Cloud Literacy Lessons

Access This Literacy Unit Now! This mini-theme is based on the literacy selection “Little Cloud” by Eric Carle and “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” written by Charles Shaw. This lesson plan is part of an entire Guided Reading, Alphabet, Sight Words Literacy Program developed to meet the majority of the Pre-Kindergarten language arts curriculum. Access …

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Rainbow Fish Literacy Lesson Plans

Access This Literacy Unit This mini-theme is based on the literacy selection “Rainbow Fish” written by Marcus Pfister.  Other similar selections written by this author could also be used for instructional purposes.  This lesson plan is part of an entire literacy program.  A balanced literacy approach is used within the Kinderplans teaching resources.  This approach …

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Clifford the Big Dog Literacy Lesson Plans

Access the Clifford Theme This specific unit uses the Clifford series by Norman Bridwell and other literature selections written by this author. All lesson plans are based on a highly effective balanced literacy approach to teaching language arts.  This  specific unit is part of a complete program to meet the majority of the core curriculum …

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Mo Willems Pigeon Literacy for Pre-Kindergarten

Access This Unit Here Young learners love the Pigeon series written by Mo Willems. All alphabet letters/sounds and sight words begin with using a popular literacy selection used for modeled reading.  In this set of lesson plans, the selections “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Pigeon Loves Things That Go”! are used.  This literacy unit is …

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The Day It Rained Hearts Literacy Lesson Plans

Access The Day It Rained Hearts Literacy Unit The “Guided Reading, Alphabet and Sight Words Literacy Program” follows a balanced literacy approach for introducing the alphabet letters and their related sounds and all the Pre-primer sight words.  This is a brief preview of what is included in this specific literacy unit. In this set of …

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Is Teaching Printing Still Important?

Increasingly more students are arriving in our classrooms never having the opportunity to hold a pencil, coloring and cutting with scissors and fine-motor skills are lagging.  I have certainly noticed a significant decline since I started teaching 38 years ago. This blog post is meant to address some of these concerns.  How often do you …

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