I frequently receives messages from members of The Inspired Apple community asking what resources I recommend for kindergarten and first grade, so I decided to dedicate a post to just that! Please keep in mind, there are SO many resources and curriculum to choose from and this is just a very small sample of what there is out there. However, these are my personal favorites and all found in my shop. I consider all of what I will share to be supplemental – which means you should use it to enhance your curriculum! This particular post will address all things ELA.
MUST-HAVE FOR READING
Description: This is a focused BACK TO SCHOOL read-aloud companion pack for TWENTY favorite Back to School Read-Alouds.
MUST-HAVE FOR GUIDED READING
Description: Each bundle includes 50+ sets of flashcards to accompany your ELA curriculum. The sets are perfect for everything from letter identification to phonics to handwriting to sights words AND MORE!
MUST-HAVE FOR VOCABULARY
Description: This is a set of twenty different activities that you can use with any vocabulary word with students in grades kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth grade, and sixth grade. These engaging activities will give your students the opportunity to choose how they interact with their vocabulary words, giving them greater authority over their learning!
MUST-HAVE FOR SIGHT WORDS
Description: I know your time is limited, and it’s important to get as much bang for your buck when it comes to the activities you choose for your students. And, while handwriting seems to be a lost subject these days, I can’t help but want my kiddos to have legible penmanship. PLUS, research suggests that handwriting is crucial to overall literacy, motor, and cognitive development! So, I developed a resource that will combine handwriting with another necessary skill – learning sight words! Two birds with one stone! BAM!
MUST-HAVE FOR WORD WORK
Description: Each set includes 6 word work activities ideal for independent literacy centers. The activities remain the same for all sets in this series, so that your students can familiarize themselves with the expectations for each activity over time, thereby developing consistency and independence.
MUST-HAVE FOR READING INTERVENTION
Description: These resources are LOVED by kindergarten and first grade teachers because they get the job done in an efficient and engaging manner. They are a MUST-HAVE and the number one product I refer teachers to when asked what they should use when their kiddos need some extra support.