Post-it, Spell-it

My three favorite uses for post-its are… the classroom number wall, endless notes-to-self, and helping my students separate phonemes for spelling and reading. One of my kinders was having a hard time reading some of the words in his language arts workbook last week, so I made a list of all the letters in those words and wrote each letter on a separate post-it. He lined them up across the top of his table then I asked him to build (spell) each word from his book so he could focus on individual letter sounds. We continued this activity until I felt he was familiar enough with the phonemes to move back into his workbook, and sure enough, it was smooth(er) sailing after that Did I mention he had his Teacher’s Creatures Alphabet Strip for reference?

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