Tips for Teaching Vowel Sounds

Tips for Teaching Vowel Sounds from This Reading Mama

Learning letter sounds is one of the first steps in learning to read. And while most consonant sounds come easily to kids, vowel sounds can be an entirely different monster. For one, vowel sounds are not “felt” as much in the mouth as most consonant sounds, making it harder for kids to hear them. This […]

Benefits of Subscribing to my Newsletter

Subscriber Freebies and Benefits of This Reading Mamas Newsletter

I thought I’d take just a moment today to tell you {or maybe remind you} about a resource I offer here at This Reading Mama. I send out a newsletter 1-2 times a week with information and resources that you cannot find in other places. Included in those resources are six printable packs for the alphabet, […]

50+ Games for Blends and Digraphs – Just Print & Play!

FREE Games for Blends and Digraphs  This Reading Mama

If you’re looking for games to help your child or students learn blends and digraphs, you’re in the right place! Today, I’m sharing 50+ games for blends and digraphs as a part of our Print and Play Low-Prep Learning Game Series. Yes, there are over 50 games for blends and digraphs in this FREE pack […]

Print & Play Counting Games for K-2


If you teach K-2 students at home, in the classroom, or after school as a tutor or parent, you are going to LOVE the low-prep learning games that can be found in our Print & Play Series! The Measured Mom has you covered for math and I have some fun literacy games. You can read […]

Ready to Go Guided Reading Lesson Plans and Activities

Ready to Go Guided Reading Lesson Plans and Activities - This Reading Mama

*I received a free online access from SNAP! Learning and was compensated for my time. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. As a classroom teacher years ago, one of my biggest chunks of planning time was mapping out my guided reading lesson plans and activities. Getting my guided reading lesson plans ready involved finding appropriate reading texts […]

Fishing for Rhyming Words – with FREE Pack

Fishing for Rhyming Words Activity - FREE Pack from This Reading Mama

My daughter {age 3} has had a thing for rhyming words for a while now. She’s a little rhyming machine. Her rhymes crack me up, often because she makes up words just for rhyming sake. So, since she enjoyed our name fishing activity so much, I decided it was time to go fishing for rhyming […]

Low-Prep Short Vowel Games – Print & Play

19 FREE Short Vowel Games - Just Print and Play - This Reading Mama

Welcome back to our Print and Play Series, where we are creating and sharing low-prep games that you can play with your kids for summer review, school prep, or any time! The literacy games we’ve shared so far are for beginning sounds and ending sounds. Today, we’re sharing three different levels of short vowel games […]

Print & Play – Money Games for K-2 Learners

money games for K-2

Welcome back to our Print & Play summer series! I hope you’ve been able to download, print and play the games we’ve posted so far. If you’re new to our series, feel free to click here to read more about it.   Today, The Measured Mom is sharing the 5th game set. It’s money games […]

FREE Monthly Writing Prompts – Write and Color

FREE Monthly Writing Prompts - Write and Color by This Reading Mama

If you’re looking for a few free writing prompts, these creative writing prompts can be fun for kids because they get to color in the picture as they go! Below, you’ll find links for all 12 FREE monthly writing prompts. Each prompt page contains eight writing prompts with seasonal themes {seven pre-chosen prompts and one “free […]

8+ Reading Comprehension Resources

More Than 8 Reading Comprehension Resources from This Reading Mama

If you’ve worked with teaching reading to kids very long, you are sure to have encountered a child who struggles to comprehend or making meaning of what he’s reading. What should you do? Where do you start? This can be tricky because, for the most part, comprehension is silent and can feel a little abstract. […]