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Mother Goose Rhymes with Letter K

Share these 6 Mother Goose rhymes that contain the letter K with a beginning reader. The rhymes will help them associate the grapheme <k> with the phoneme /k/. Three Little Kittens Three little kittens lost their mittens,And they began to cry:“O mother dear, we very much fearThat we have lost our mittens.”“Lost your mittens, you […]

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Nursery Rhymes Beginning with F

Read these 10 nursery rhymes beginning with F to a beginning reader. The rhymes will help them associate the grapheme <f> with the phoneme /f/. Freddie and the Cherry Tree Freddie saw some fine ripe cherriesHanging on a cherry-tree,And he said, “You pretty cherries,Will you not come down to me?” Freddie jumped, and tried to […]

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Nursery Rhymes Beginning with B

Have you ever seen a beginning reader pretend to read a story or poem, but really they’re just reciting it from memory? My daughter does this and I love it. In these moments, she sees herself as a reader. When she pretends to read, she builds her confidence with reading and becomes more interested in […]

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Beginning Readers Need Great Stories

What would you say if I told you that beginning readers don’t get to experience enough classic literature in our kindergarten, first-grade, and second-grade classrooms? Would you be concerned? I first became concerned after reading “The Story-Killers: A Common-Sense Case Against the Common Core” by Terrence Moore. In it, Moore writes: About the elementary classroom […]

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