A new school year has officially arrived! As a teacher, it is an adjustment to see new faces and teach new material. Kids need an adjustment period too, considering they have been out of school for almost 3 months! Did you know that over the extended summer break kids could loose up to 2 months of literacy development?
Wow that’s scary to think about!
Phonics-based Reading Passages as a Foundation to Literacy Development
That is why review is critical in the beginning of the school year. These master designed Kindergarten Phonics-based reading passages can really assist both the kids and the teacher to “get back on track”. Phonics are the building blocks to literacy development. Teachers should think of them as the foundation of a house. A weak foundation can never hold up a strong house, it’s the same as a student with a weak understanding of phonics results in a struggling reader. The core lesson should always be phonics, then you can branch off of that into topics such as spelling, comprehension, new vocabulary, writing and even fluency. Interesting fact, these reading passages cover ALL of these topics!
These activities are designed to be interactive. Just because summer is over does not mean that the fun is over. Did you know that studies have shown that students learn better in an active learning environment? Can you believe that active learning can double their comprehension rate compared to those using traditional methods?
It also takes a lot less energy on the teacher too. You can supervise the learning, rather than struggle to keep kids engaged. These wonderful Kindergarten reading passages are based with primer and pre-primer sight words, perfect for kids in this age group. These reading passages can also be used in intervention groups for your struggling readers in 1st or 2nd grade.
Think of how accomplished they will feel when they are able to comprehend and correctly complete the reading! Remember, if a child feels they can succeed, they will start to enjoy it more and that results in more learning.
Who said learning had to be all work and no play? Use colored tiles or markers to focus on those key sounds. Work with students in groups or individually. You can use these Kindergarten Phonics based reading passages a couple of ways such as combining the reading passage and notebook pages together or separate them into different activities. These reading passages provide endless possibilities to a great year of learning!
Prepping phonics lesson plans can be taxing on a teacher, especially when you are short on time. These interactive notebooks and reading passages really take the extra work away from the teacher. I like to call this “stress free planning.” Use these activities as many times to meet your classroom needs. We typically use them 2-3 times a week. You can get creative how you use them. You have the option to use as reading passages or as interactive notebook pages, or even mix and match a combination of both.
Have the students color on the sections they complete to keep them engaged, or as a reward for a job well done! Use these engaging activities in your word work station by having students do color matching, matching words with pictures or finding the word in the story makes it sound so much more exciting for kids! These are all great ways to really help your young learners to succeed in literacy development. Every child learns differently and these passages can be easily differentiated to meet the needs of your students.
Are you looking for reading passages for 1st and 2nd grade or your advanced readers? Check out the level 2 bundle by clicking the image below.