Monday, July 21, 2014

Children's book lists

top 100 children's books of all-time

When I need inspiration I look at lists like these of the best children's books. It helps me think of new books to create book studies on, as well as just reminds me of what I love about education.

I was always a book worm when I was in school. I didn't think of myself that way, but looking back, when other kids where socializing, I was reading. It was an escape that I needed badly back then.

As a teacher now I want to help students develop a love of reading. I hope I can inspire them to go places, at least through books right now, that they otherwise would not be able to go to.

Today I am planning to go to the library. I love libraries and all they do for a community. Maybe I'll pick up one of the books that are on one of these lists to share with my students.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Letter Sound Sorts

I just created some products on doing letter sound sorts. I'm really proud of them and hope that they stand out among the many other phonics products that are out there on Teachers Pay Teachers. 

Here they are:

Sound Combinations word sorts

Letter Sound Sorts

I made sure to include lots of activities into each. Click on the link to check them out.

Here are some example worksheets from my combination word sorts.

And here is one of the cut and paste activities from the single letter sorts pack.

You can see these and other products I have created at