Learning the Alphabet: Letter C Printable Pack

Learning the Alphabet - Letter C Printable Pack

Letter C of Learning the Alphabet is here! If you’re new to This Reading Mama, these are printable ABC packs designed for kids who need to learn their letters and letter sounds. In each letter pack, you’ll find interactive learning activities {not just worksheets} for each letter of the alphabet plus a book list of read alouds that correspond with […]

100th Day of School Activities for Literacy and Math

100th Days of School Activities for Reading, Writing, Spelling & Math

I don’t know when your 100th day of school is {or was}, but we just celebrated our 100th day of school this past week. We had a blast with some 100th day of school activities for reading, spelling, writing, and math. Today, I’m going to share some of the activities we did plus share a […]

FREE Handwriting Worksheets {Roll and Write}

FREE Handwriting Worksheets {Roll and Write 20-Grids} - This Reading Mama

Handwriting can sometimes be a little boring and dry for kids. It helps to add a little something to the mix to make it more interesting, like dice! That’s what we’ve done with these FREE Handwriting Worksheets {free download packs at the end of this post.} Just roll, count, and write with these 20-Grid Handwriting […]

Teaching Readers to Use their Schema

Teaching Readers to Use their Schema

Schema. What does that word even mean? Well, when it comes to teaching reading comprehension strategies, it’s the glue that holds all the comprehension strategies together. Schema is your background knowledge; it’s what you already know before you even pick up the book. Its major “ingredients” are your memories, the books you’ve read, the places you’ve […]

Phonics Word Search for Kids – Paint and Sort

Phonics Word Search - Paint and Sort Words

Phonics. Just the sound of that word might sound boring or tedious. But phonics can actually be fun, especially when you do a phonics word search where kids get to paint, sort and spell words. If you’ve been reading my posts for very long, you know that I love the word study approach to teaching spelling. […]

Learning the Alphabet: Letter B Printable Pack

Learning the Alphabet - Letter B Printable Pack {FREE} - This Reading Mama

Here we are at Letter B of Learning the Alphabet, printable ABC packs designed for kids who need to learn their letters and letter sounds. In this pack are interactive learning activities {not just worksheets} for the Letter B plus a book list of read alouds that correspond with the Letter B in some way. *This post contains […]

FAQ about our NEW Shop

FAQ About our New Shop

About two weeks ago, I opened up “shop” on This Reading Mama! This was an exciting move for many reasons. As we have launched the store, emails have arrived with questions. Most every question fits nicely into this collection of FAQ, which I plan on answering in this post. I hope that it will be […]

Run and Find Syllables Game

Run and Find Syllables Game for Indoor Learning  This Reading Mama

Today, I’m joining the fun with What Do We Do All Day? as we do an indoor activity blog hop…perfect for those COLD winter days {or even HOT summer days} when you’re “stuck” inside. This is a super fun syllables game that will get kids moving, similar to our puzzle racing game, so get ready! […]

Reading Comprehension Strategies {a 10-Week Series}

Reading Comprehension Strategies 10-Week Series

I’m excited to finally share that The Measured Mom and I are working together to share another teaching series. This time, we’re featuring a 10-week series called, Reading Comprehension Strategies. The purpose is to SHOW you, the parent, HOW to teach reading comprehension strategies to your child. If you’re a classroom teacher, we won’t leave you […]

Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt Through Text

Figurative Language Text Hunt with FREE Printable Pack - This Reading Mama

ALuv {in 3rd grade} is one of those learners who needs explicit teaching in order to truly get it, especially with vocabulary or figurative language. And that’s okay by me. I love the extra challenge of helping the light bulb come on. It keeps me on my toes {and knees}. Just recently, we did a text […]