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1 Language Arts: Harness the Power Natalie Maus and Sarah Mesterton-Gibbons Navigating the Sea of Childcare Business

2 K-W-L What do you Know? What do you Want to Know? What have you Learned?

3 Display sound/spelling cards and review daily to learn letter sounds and to reinforce correct letter sounds (our Southern accents make it difficult!) Label items in the classroom by wring words on cardstock and taping it to the item. Review the words often. Examples- door, sink, table, chair Create labels for your cubbies and shelves so the kids know where to put items back to make clean-up time easy. If possible, include a word and a picture (you can draw or use a photo) on your label. Make several copies of sight word lists. Send a copy home at the beginning of EVERY month! Make flash cards of all the sight words and use them daily during circle time. K-W-L…It’s great to start with what they know. Other wise you are teaching way over (or under) their head!

4 PBS Shows: Language Arts

5 Help children learn Spanish Also works well for Spanish-speaking children struggling with English Interactive Videos Printable Worksheets

6 Ages 3-6 Website has lesson plans, worksheets, games and more Super WHY! Summer reading camp curriculum Learning Goals: Letter Recognition Spelling Vocabulary Word Families Decoding Let’s play Alpha Pig Bingo!

7 SUPER WHY Reading Camp is a breakthrough, weeklong program that invites kids to transform into Super Readers & practice key literacy skills: Created for 4-6 year-olds with an emphasis on low-income families Extends the learning from the series through episode viewing, extended learning activities, interactive literacy games, literacy-themed crafts, body movement exercises, branded music & take home worksheets Reading Camps Overview

8 100 episodes Foster literacy skills and demonstrate the joys of reading Silly songs and skits Gawain’s Word Vowel Boot Camp Reading With Children Reading With Children Word Worms Website Features:


10 Reading Center Crate Seat This project creates storage and seating for students and it looks great as well! It is a perfect addition to a Reading Center for students. Ways to acquire Crates: Use old crates from your own classroom. Ask co-teachers if they have any crates they are not using. Send a letter to parents and ask them to donate a new or used crate. Buy a crate at the end on August during the back to school clearance. When buying fabric look for one that is thick. A thicker fabric will be more durable, last longer, and look new for a longer period of time. You may also want to look for a darker shade of fabric. Vinyl tablecloth covering is also a great choice. Materials: File crate Durable fabric Particle board (OSB) Foam Spray Adhesive Creating a Reading Center can be EASY!

11 Miss Rosa Clip What are some materials you could use to create a “Reading Nook” in your classroom? Miss Rosa Clip 2

12 Emmy Award-winning series Targeted to 3- to7-year olds Premiered in September 2007 Currently in its third season Children with disabilities such as Autism and Hearing Impairment benefit from the visual effects Teaches emergent Literacy skills: letter identification, word decoding, phonics, fluency, phonemic awareness, word encoding, vocabulary, reading comprehension Web Resources Include: Interactive WordBuilding and WordPlay games Activities reinforce lessons learned in episodes Resources for parents and educators:

13 Duck is still learning his letters and letter sounds…and, often, his social skills, which can get him into some pretty silly situations. Luckily he has his WordFriends to help him out of trouble. First in line is usually Frog, the cautious brainiac and word “expert,” whose crazy inventions sometimes don’t work exactly as planned. Frog can get frustrated by Duck but cares for him like a brother. There is also Sheep, who loves to pretend. She will take on the role of detective, princess, super hero—anything to help her friends! Pig, a marvelous chef and a bit of a “ham,” lives life moment by glorious moment. His best buddy, Ant, is a hard-working bundle of energy who manages to keep Pig in check, run a radio station out of his anthill, and lead a family of hundreds of ant cousins. Dog is a WordFriend’s best friend and is always ready to play, play, play (and build a word)! Duck and his WordFriends go on comic adventures and face challenges that can only be resolved with the right word. That word is built letter by letter, or sound by sound, during the funky “Build a Word” song at the end of every episode. Once the word is built, it “morphs” —comes alive—into the thing it is!

14 Sesame Street – Season 44 Word on the Street What do nibble, remember, and champion have in common? They're all Words on the Street! Hosted by Murray, Word on the Street segments are a fun way to foster language skills through new vocabulary. Sesame Street Tool Kits Literacy Parent/Caregiver Guide, Videos and more Word on the Street Word repeated throughout episode

15 PBS KIDS Island Create login to play –Groups or individuals –Caregiver info with each game Track progress Let’s play!

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