As early education teachers, we have the very awe-inspiring job, (and incredible privilege) of introducing letters and sounds and written words to our students.
We help our students take squiggly lines, turn them into letters, connect them to sounds and push it all together into real words that form real sentences that tell stories. Whew. We are amazing.
And with a ton of patience and even more hard work, we get to witness the moment it all clicks: when the skills come together and a child can pick up a book and read the words in front of them.
It's like magic.
Except any teacher who's ever taught pre-K, Kindergarten and first grade knows it's not really magic. It's systematically, consistently and relentlessly teaching children the phonemic awareness and phonics skills they'll need so when they pick up their first chapter book it feels like magic to everyone else.
How do we get them from A to Z? From looking at picture books to actually reading? With fun, hands-on, engaging language arts activities our kids want to do over and over again.
So I've rounded up my very best language arts activities and resources for you in one spot so you don't have to search for the just-right printable to help your kiddos. Spend less hours scrolling through Pinterest and bookmark this page. And then come back often since I'm adding new content weekly.
If there is a resource you would LOVE to have for your classroom that I don't currently have, please feel free to Contact Me!