As you and your students switch gears from summer leisure into the increased structure of the school year, you will want to refocus on the basics. Here are some interesting and helpful resources to add to your reading, writing and spelling lessons.
If you need ideas for your reading program, Rita Arpaia of Literatureplace.com is debuting a new and improved version of their Bookfinder search tools in September. Start With The Winners will allow even more convenient access than ever before to Literatureplace’s comprehensive list of award-winning children’s books. Find out more at: http://www.amonco.org/creative/montessori_fall4.pdf
Elaine from Kimbo offers a Literature Link Activity to the book The Mitten by Jan Brett. http://www.amonco.org/creative5/montessori_fall5.pdfhttp://www.janbrett.com/mitten_masks_main.htmhttp://www.janbrett.com/bookamatic/hedgies_book_a_matic.htmhttp://www.kimboed.com/literacy.aspx
For more information and resources for reading, writing and spelling—
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Access interactive spelling and vocabulary exercises at AAASpelling.com. http://www.aaaspell.com/spell-index.htm