The Six Syllable Types Freebie!

Last year, I did a series on teaching the six syllable types. Teaching the six syllable types is a phonics-based approach to teaching decoding and encoding (reading and spelling). Research shows that a phonics-based approach is the best approach for most students,...

A Gift for You: Words for Writers

I’ve put together a great resource for teachers and parents. This “Words for Writers & Editor’s Checklist” is a list of the most commonly used words in English, and will help your students/child with spelling and writing. If it is a very...

Free Pumpkin Art!

Combine art with science! I have done this fun idea many times, and the students love it! Students get to see seeds grow inside their “pumpkin”! Download the free worksheet here: Free Pumpkin Art You will need zip lock baggies, wet paper towels, and...

Summer Freebie!

Is it too soon to be thinking about summer? My students have 15 more school days left–the countdown has begun! I am really looking forward to having more time to devote to writing, gardening, and relaxing! Click here to download:...