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Animal Alphabet

For Teachers K - 2nd
Review the alphabet and the sounds each letter makes before having learners identify animals whose names begin with each letter. Working in groups of four to six, they make an animal alphabet book with the letter, a picture of the animal...
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Long or Short Vowels?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Vowel letters of the alphabet and the sounds associated with the vowel are the focus of this instructional activity. Learners distinguish between both long and short vowel sounds by reading, writing, speaking, and listening to the words...
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Practica de pronunciación y ortografía: ma, me, mi, mo, mu

For Students 6th - 8th
Listening is a very important part of developing foreign language skills. Guide your beginning Spanish class through this basic activity. As you read each word, have your listeners attempt to write in the missing syllables. The target...
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Introduce a Weather Unit

For Teachers 3rd
Engage your learners by playing Water Music Suite by Handel. Different types of weather sounds play on the recording, and it's an easy lead into talking about the weather! What is weather? What kinds of weather exist? What is it called...
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Syllable Challenge Ball Game

For Teachers K - 2nd
Toss the ball! Help readers listen for the number of syllables in a word. They play an interactive ball game where they toss the ball to a peer and state a word using the number of syllables called out by the teacher. This is a great...
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Catch the Beat

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Use this rhythm and pattern activity during transition times or on it own. Start by introducing a rhythm with 2, 3, or 4 beats; use your feet, hands, or entire body to demonstrate. Once learners have figured out the pattern, they join...
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Drum Roll, Please!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Drill and practice phonemes, letter formations, written language, vowel correspondences, as well as consonant correspondences with youngsters. They will locate and identify the /b/ in written and spoken words from flash cards containing...
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Mystery Word

For Teachers K
Help spellers hear words that have the same beginning letter in them and guess the letter. Each speller has a piece of paper where they are to write down the letter once they have identified it. For instance, the teacher will say, "may,...
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How Loud Is Loud?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students, after approaching the concept of sound, brainstorm a list of as many objects and creatures that they can think of that make sounds and draw and illustrate each one. They research information about decibels and how levels of...
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Music: Sounds on the Farm

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Singing is a great way to build memory, music, and verbal communication skills. Little ones sing the song, "Old Mac Donald had a Farm." They make the sounds of each animal on the farm paying attention to signaling cues, singing high, and...
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Practica de pronunciacion y ortografia: ca, co, cu

For Students 6th - 9th
Every beginning Spanish speaker needs to work on his or her pronunciation skills. This simple instructional activity provides learners an opportunity to explore the sounds ca, co, and cu. In addition to having your class complete the...
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Practica de Pronunciación y Ortografía: ke, ka, ki, ko, ku

For Students 6th - 8th
Practice your pronunciation and spelling to become a better Spanish speaker. This worksheet focuses on the sounds and syllable combinations of ka, ke, ki, ko, and ku. Learners use these syllables to complete a list of 10 words. 
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Practica de pronunciación y ortografía: ra, re, ri, ro, ru

For Students 6th - 8th
Complete a listening activity with your emerging Spanish speakers! As you read a list of 20 words, each listener records the missing syllables for each word spoken. This sheet focuses on the syllable combinations of ra, re, ri, ro, and ru. 
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Practica de pronunciación y ortografía: da, de, di, do, du

For Students 6th - 8th
Read a list of 20 words as your class members attempt to fill in the missing syllables for each word read. The syllable combinations of da, de, di, do, and du are the focus in this listening activity. After they complete the list, start...
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Using a Dictionary-Sounds

For Students 5th - 9th
One of these words doesn’t sound like the others. The dictionary provides the answers to a quiz that asks learns to identify the sounds in unfamiliar words.
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Using a Dictionary-Sounds

For Students 4th - 9th
Figuring out how to pronounce unfamiliar words can be tricky. Learners use the dictionary to determine the beginning and ending sounds of words and then answer four multiple choice questions that test their understanding of these sounds.
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Lesson Plan 12: Writing With All Your Senses

For Teachers 4th - 11th
What does an ice cream sundae sound like? Challenge young writers to move beyond visual descriptions and craft details that appeal to all five senses. The examples provided by the script in this resource show pupils how to create rich...
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The -igh Sound

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
This presentation asks what flight, light, and fight all have in common. They all have the -igh sound or spelling pattern. Other words with the -igh sound such as fine, fly, and bite are shown because they use different letters to make...
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THE BLENDING SLIDE

For Teachers K - 1st
Your beginning readers will practice blending sounds with this hands-on activity! Each learner gets their own paper slide, cards with consonants, and cards with vowels. Then, after practicing as a class, they can blend consonant and...
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Alphabet Letters M, N, and O

For Students Pre-K - K
Here is a classic worksheet focused on developing letter recognition and phonemic awareness. Learners will circle the beginning letter for each of nine words. The letters showcased on this page are M, N, and O.
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The ABCs of Conservation

For Teachers K
Students explore the components of convservation, letters, and the sounds of the alphabet. The letters of the alphabet and the corresponding sounds and words that begin with that letter are identified as ways of protecting the Earth are...
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Letter Sounds: oa

For Teachers 2nd
Review the oa sound with your class. Learners read a series of words containing the oa sound, such as moat and coat. This visually-appealing presentation could be used to provide a quick review before a reading or spelling lesson.
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The K and CK Sound

For Teachers 2nd
Review the k and ck sound. Using a simple technique, learners explore this sound. This is a great way to discuss this concept in the classroom. It can also help your class practice spelling skills.
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Physics of Sound: How We Hear Sounds

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify the different function and parts of the ear. In this physics lesson, 2nd graders explain how we hear sound. They read about the life of Helen Keller and respond to questions that follow.