Five Finger Phonics is loaded with proper sound associated with letter/sound, an image for each sound, a physical movement (done with five fingers or less), a list of visuals to show your students, a list of words that either start with the letter or have the letter (vowel) sound in the middle, food items to further engage the kids and to strengthen the letter sound, a story title or two to read to the class, a hook activity to introduce the letter and sound, hands on manipulative activity, and a song or two to sing for that letter/sound.
Lauren Amijo and Michelle Ott have put together a great eBook for teachers that outlines strategies to ensure that all of your students complete and turn in their homework on time.
This can often be a difficult task but this eBook has number of strategies for teachers and incentives for students to ensure that they take greater ownership of their learning.
This book has been downloaded thousands of times since I released it last year and it is still great to get emails from teachers around the world thanking me for the ideas and tools contained within it.
If you haven't downloaded "Become a 21st century teacher in under two hours. 13 tools and ideas that will change the way you teach." feel free to grab it now here.
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After many requests from readers I have finally got around to putting together an eBook. The book is titled "Become a 21st Century Teacher Two Hours - 13 Technology ideas that will change the way you teach."
And no matter what level of Nerd you are I guarantee there will be a few ideas and tools you can use with your students immediately. The book is completely free of course and you simply need to click on the image below to find out more and get your hands on it.
I hope you enjoy it and hopefully the next won't be too far away.