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Reading / Language Arts

My reading and language arts program is based upon the Four Blocks model developed by Patricia Cunningham, Dorothy Hall, and Cheryl Sigmon. I have adapted it to meet the needs of my students and my style of classroom management. I have also incorporated other literacy components to create a balanced literacy program. In the following pages you will find information about Writing Workshop / 6 Traits Writing, Reading Workshop, Guided Reading, Sustained Silent Reading, Word Study, and Zoo-Phonics. The following books have helped me design my literacy program. I have also added links on each of the pages that I have found helpful.





Writing Workshop 

6 Traits Writing

Learn how we do Writing Workshop and incorporate the 6 Traits of Writing.

Writing Workshop & 6 Traits



Reading Workshop

We do Reading Workshop in conjunction with Writing Workshop. See how we connect these two important parts of our Language Arts block. 

Reading Workshop

Reading Workshop Activities



Guided Reading

We use whole-group Guided Reading with a common text and small-group Guided Reading with 'just right' leveled readers. 

Guided Reading



Sustained Silent Reading

Children read from teacher selected 'just right' leveled readers and from self-selected books during Sustained Silent Reading.

Sustained Silent Reading



Word Study

Our K-1 Looping teachers use Systematic Sequential Phonics (Making Words), Predictable Charts, and we make Classbooks during Word Study.

Word Study



Our children learn Zoo-Phonics in Pre-K and Kindergarten. It is a brain-based phonics program that helps children learn and use the letter sounds.



Math Workshop / Problem Solving

Our math curriculum is project based and it is integrated with our Science and Social Studies themes. We use Harcourt Math, literature based activities, and Problem Solvers. We do lots of hands-on activities with manipulatives and we teach a variety of strategies to help solve problems.

Kindergarten Math Stations

Shape Patterns

Chex Mix Patterns

PomPom Patterns

Pattern Blocks

Bottle Caps

Geo Boards

Chalk Numbers

Ten Apples on Top

Floor Puzzle

Color Graph

Number Match


Harcourt Math

Number Book

Number Match

Pattern Apple



M&M Graph Club

Apple Graph

Eye Color Graph

Birthday Graph

Bat Measuring

Scarecrow Colors

Number Bingo

Number Match


Indian Headband

Number Match





Shape Pictures

Pattern Pictures


Pattern Snowflake

Balloon Graph

Balloon Graph

New Year Numbers



M&M Subtraction

Snowman Sorting

Monster Squeeze

Domino Addition

100 Tally Game

Coin Graph

Coin Match

Graphing Hearts

Heart Adding

Heart Mobile

Heart Patterns

Pattern Block Graph

Fish Subtraction

Adding Dice

Color Adding

Fish Graph

Charm Graph

Jelly Bean Graph

Adding Picture

Treasure Hunt

Links Measurement


Adding Colors

Butterfly Sizes


First Grade Math Stations

Pattern Blocks

Wipe Out! Game

Forward and Back




Domino Addition





Harcourt Math

Add / Subtract


Flash Cards

Harcourt Math

Number Line

Fact Family

Fact Family


Elf Glyph


Polar Express Graph

Problem Solvers

100s Chart

Bear Problems

Race to 100


Math Resources

Illuminations NCTM

Education Place Math

Virtual Manipulatives

Pattern Block Masters

Math Their Way Masters

Van de Walle Masters


Kidscount 1234

Teaching Math K-2

"Roll-A....." Games

United Streaming Videos

Animals and Numbers

Discovering Math: Measurement

Learning to Use Graphs

Learning to Use a Calendar

Tick Tock: All About the Clock


Literature Connections






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