Monday, March 23, 2015

Phonics Interactive Journals

As far as phonics goes, my students are all over the place.  Some are just starting to blend short a words, others are needing work on long vowels.  I wanted to make a pack for the high, low and everyone in between.  Introducing my Phonics Interactive Journals:

 Click below to grab 'em.

Kerry Antilla

Five Green and Speckled Frogs Hits the Big Time!

One of my products was featured on a Frog and Toad linky party through Comprehension Connection!!!!!  There are a whole bunch of other free frog and toad resources available for K-5 on this site.  Go check it out! 

Here is my FREE Five Green and Speckled Frogs mini-book!


Monday, March 16, 2015


I know that I may be a little early with the springtime celebration, but our low temperature in Florida is in the high 70s again, so that to me means it is spring!  The best thing about spring to me is that my Kindergartners are really starting to read!  This means I have to find lots more sentence reading practice to keep them challenged.  I created this game last year and my class loved it!  I also have a paid version of it if you want more practice.
I also have created some math and literacy homework practice perfect for spring.

Here is my Easter themed literacy pack!
I hope you're able to find these resources helpful! Kerry

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Read Across America Week part 3

A focus on Dr. Seuss makes it the perfect time to revisit rhyming with my students.  Specifically, that you can use words you know to develop patterns about how to new spell words.  I pulled out a great rhyming resource from the beginning of the year- Rhyme Time Concentration by Stay and Play.  I printed the pages on different colored paper, cut all the cards out then separated the words and pictures.  The words were set out on tables and students were given pictures to match to the correct words.  Students grabbed a new picture once they had matched the first set.  We did this for all 48 pictures.  Then we used them to create an anchor chart that now hangs at the writing center. 

We created our own Green Eggs and Ham rhyming posters.  Students glued the "I will not eat them" phrases on their papers first and then chose from a selection of rhyming phrases to add to their papers.  As they were working I was able to assess students' understanding of rhyming.  Once they finished, students practiced reading their rhymes in preparation for presenting to the class.  This was their favorite part of the whole project!

Later in the week students created their own rhyming books.