Welcome! One year ago today, a group of teacher-bloggers launched the website Adventures in Literacy Land to share tips and tools for effective literacy instruction. I'm excited to be added as one of Adventures in Literacy Land's newest royal contributors!
In honor of a successful year of blogging and adding some new royal bloggers we are hosting a Winter Wonders Blog Hop and Birthday Celebration. Hop along to read a short post by each author, download a free literacy resource, and enter a raffle for a chance to win one of 4 $25 Barnes and Nobles gift certificates.
At this point in the school year my first graders have become pretty solid with their high frequency words so I start shifting the focus to high frequency phrases. Using phrases lets them still practice their high frequency words but also adds some fluency practice.It really takes high frequency words to the next level. I'm keeping this post short so you can hop around and visit some other Literacy Land friends, so here are a few benefits of using high frequency phrases in your classroom:
To help celebrate Literacy Land's Blogiversary I've made a Winter Phrase game freebie. The game is played like Bang/Oh, no!. Students pick a card and read the phrase, focusing on reading it correctly and fluently. If they get the melted snowman card they have to put all of their cards back. I like to put the cards in a winter bag or bucket to add novelty to the game.
This game uses high frequency phrases including the first 100 Fry words. You can download your free copy by clicking on the picture below.
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Head to the next royal stop, Growing Little Learners, for some more winter literacy fun. Don't forget to make your way back to Literacy Land for the Barnes and Noble gift card giveaway!