Phonics Reading Comprehension Passages

Thursday, April 8, 2021



Hey lovely people,


I've recently created a set of phonics-based reading passages, and I'm excited to share them here with you. I am a huge fan of using phonics-based resources to help teach reading as recent research has confirmed that phonological awareness is one of the key components to teaching children how to read.


These passages are a great tool to use because they are decodable in nature and are organized by phonics sounds and patterns. This means that you can easily integrate them into your teaching programs and provide differentiated activities for your students. 


Another great feature of these passages is that they help to develop fluency. Fluency is developed as students are required to reread the passages 3 times before answering the questions.



Also, there are SO many ways you can extend these passages. Here are some examples:


- Have students highlight the evidence in the text that they used to answer the questions.


- Have students highlight, circle or list all the words that match the phonics sound or pattern. E.g. in the passage shown on the left, students would circle all the -at words.


- Have students use the phonics-based words they highlighted to form their own sentence.

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Mystery Rewards Freebie

Monday, February 15, 2021



Hi friends,


I came across these cool invisible ink pens and a million ideas immediately ran through my head about how to use these in the classroom. I ended up creating these mystery rewards slips which I thought I'd share with you all for FREE. 

I love them because they are so simple! You can personalize them with any rewards that you like. 


Here are some examples of rewards that you can use:

- 5 minutes free time

- Have show and tell

- Teach a lesson

- Pick your own seat

- Shoes off

- Get a sticker

- Free iPad time

- Be the teacher helper for a day

- Read a book to the class

- Choose a reward from the reward box

- Write with pen all day

- Be the line leader for a day

- Sit at the teacher's desk

- Special note home

- Listen to music while working


You might even like to use them as whole class rewards.

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