Help! My Child is Struggling with Reading!

Help! My Child is Struggling with Reading!

I’m a reading specialist, and my blog (Learning At The Primary Pond) is designed to help K-2 teachers. But I often have parents come to me for help, saying, “My child is struggling with reading! What can I do?” So that’s exactly what I want to address in this blog post: what to do if…Continue Reading

5 Fun Activities for Teaching Adverbs in the Primary Grades

5 Fun Activities for Teaching Adverbs in the Primary Grades

Are you looking for some activities to teach your students about adverbs? This post has 5 activities to make teaching adverbs FUN! Some of these activities will also help students learn to use adverbs in their writing. Activity #1 – Act it out! Learning “sticks” when we engage students’ brains AND bodies! So I often…Continue Reading

5 Fun Activities for Teaching Verbs in the Primary Grades

5 Fun Activities for Teaching Verbs in the Primary Grades

Looking for some activities for teaching verbs to your Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade students?  Whether your students are just starting to learn about the parts of speech or are well on their way to being grammar gurus, these five activities will make learning about verbs a ton of fun! Activity #1: Play Simon Says…Continue Reading

5 Fun Activities for Teaching Nouns in the Primary Grades

5 Fun Activities for Teaching Nouns in the Primary Grades

Need some fun activities to teach nouns to your 1st or 2nd grade students? These activities and ideas are great for teaching common nouns and/or proper nouns! They’ll help students make connections to real reading and writing AND have fun learning about nouns. Activity #1: Have students identify examples of nouns in real sentences. Effective…Continue Reading

How to Make a Guided Reading Schedule

How to Make a Guided Reading Schedule

Wondering how to make a guided reading schedule for your Kindergarten, 1st grade, or 2nd grade classroom? You’re in the right place! In this post, I’ll walk you through my step-by-step process. I have example schedules and freebies for you too! Step 1: Form your guided reading groups. First, of course, you’ll need to determine…Continue Reading