The Reading Nook

Tips and tools for children's literacy

Title: Student's Book
Size of group: 1-20
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Oral communication and writing, story-telling, vocabulary
Materials: Construction paper, computer paper or lined paper, writing and coloring material, glue stick, and individual pictures of the students printed out.
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Title: Around the World
Size of group: 10-25
Appropriate grade level: K-3
Skill practiced: Sight Words
Materials: Sight Word Flashcards 
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Directions:
1. Arrange the students in a circle on the ground or in desks

2. Choose one student to stand up and stand behind the next person (leaving their spot empty)

Title: Alphabet Basketball
Size of group: 2-4
Appropriate grade level: K-1
Skill practiced: Letter Recognition
Materials: Soft, foam balls with letters written on them, at least one ball for every letter. More for more common letters.
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Title: Word Search
Size of group: 2-4
Appropriate grade level: K-1
Skill practiced: Sight Words
Materials: Big flash cards with the sight words, k-1 set, written clearly on them
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Directions:

Title: Alphabet Jump Rope
Size of group: 3-10
Appropriate grade level: PK-1
Skill practiced: Alphabet/Letter recognition and Sounds
Materials: A jump rope
Category: Lesson plan/activity idea

Directions:
1. Assign two students to spinning the rope (older students)

2. One student will jump over the rope while the other students spin the rope.

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