Saturday, May 5, 2012


Five Word Families will be my "FREE for the Day" Teacher Appreciation Gift.  You can download it on Sunday, May 6, 2012.  After Sunday, it will return to its regular price. It is a Quick Time file to use on a computer, Interactive Whiteboard, Smart Board, or with a digital projector.

Here is a small clip or sneak peek of the file:
Click HERE to Download this ONE DAY SPECIAL on May 6, 2012.
Here is a YouTube video of how I use it in my classroom.
If you are looking for a fun literacy centers, check out the "Five Word Families Activity Pack" on my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  My students love the "MUD" game and the Go Fish Game.  The word sorts are great to use in a pocket chart, on a table, or during guiding reading.  The students love to sing the "ack, eck, ick, ock, uck" part and my students sing that part to help them with the sort.  Watch out!  That phrase can get stuck in your head:)
Here is a picture of the activity names.

MUD Game!  
I also have a book set that goes with it too.  I use the 8 1/2 X 11 book for whole group and the listening center, the 1/2 size book for the students' book boxes to support "Just Right Reading."  Do you have students who have a hard time staying on task during "Read to Self" or independent reading.  Here is a strategy that I have used for over 15 years.  Find books that go with songs.  It will help your struggling readers stay on task and work on building sight word recognition and fluency. There is also a one page sheet at the end that I put in a homework reading folder for my students.  I place all of my song sheets into a reading folder, so my parents know and learn the songs too.  Then they know what we are working on in class.  Many of my parents have commented on loving this part of their child's homework because they know what we are working on in class.
8 1/2 x 11 Book for Whole Group or for the Listening Center
1/2 Size Book for Book Boxes and Guided Reading.   There are 2 copies on each page.  If you need 24 copies of the book, you only copy 12 copies of each page.  Save paper and ink too!  I also print them in gray scale to save money when I need to.
Don't forget to add the PROMO CODE when you check out on TpT.
And don't forget - I am also participating in the Teachers Pay Teachers Annual Teacher Appreciation Sale.  All of my items will be 20% off May 6-8, 2012.  Then enter the code below to get 10% off of my sale price for a total of 28% off all of my products.

While you are there, check out  my multimedia files and let your students SING, have FUN, and LEARN while you are getting those last minute details such as assessing your students completed.   And what's nice about my songs, books, and literacy centers is that you can sing, read, and play them ALL YEAR LONG!

Thanks for stopping by!  I would love for you to follow my blog and my Teachers Pay Teachers Store to get updates on the new products I have planned for this summer.  Have a great end to your school year! And Happy Downloading on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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  1. Thanks so much! I am your newest follower.


  2. Yay for whiteboard activities! Thanks so much for the freebie!

    Strive to Sparkle

  3. Hi,

    Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop. I love your interactive activity. Thank you for posting a video so that I could see how you use this in the classroom. I'm now following your blog...I can't wait to get some more great ideas.