Mrs. Dow

magical books

Welcome!

    We are all feeling a little uneasy and stressed adjusting to our new ‘normal’ these days. It is my hope that you will find something on my site that will help you and your child(ren) take advantage of this special time together and have a little fun!

-Mrs. Dow, Reading Specialist

bookshelf scavenger hunt

literacy walk and talk

literacy calendar

reading calendar

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PARENTS: Check out this amazing toolkit for information and ideas on using everyday time together with your child(ren) as opportunities for learning and building reading skills!

https://improvingliteracy.org/kit/supporting-students-reading-needs?fbclid=IwAR1xUA0GuFgL4AremarEUU-iX2aKxmxQzJytyTuOgI36pKBX1vM5QfKBC3o

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Here is a link to the HEGGERTY PHONEMIC AWARENESS program used in grades K and 1. Your child may know it by “those fun word activities we play”. After the introductory video with Alisa for parents, there is a lesson your child can participate in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lroKByqjBd0&feature=youtu.be

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Here is a link to the wonderful Flyleaf Publishing company who is offering free access to decodable readers (and activity pages). Great for K-3 readers and your child may recognize some of the books from school!

https://portal.flyleafpublishing.com/learners-resources/?fbclid=IwAR0D6x8d_YGDMaDr1ngpNwRLZ1YqoGjenld-f1wQ5-nR0FMUpl6aKI81ctQ

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Here is the link to online books for children ages 12 & under on Epic:

https://www.getepic.com/sign-in/educator

ENTER CLASS CODE:  uxk0032 or Click on Mrs. Dow’s Class / Then, click Guest Student

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Find 100’s of books read aloud by celebrity actors on Storyline Online:

https://www.storylineonline.net/

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For as long as school is out, Audible is offering free audiobooks:

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

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Here is another site called KIDLIT TV where you can find audio read-alouds, Podcasts with children’s authors, book trailers, and arts & crafts ideas. A fun place for kids to explore!

https://kidlit.tv/kltv-type/kltv-exclusives/

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Here is a read along by Dr. Maria Murray of the book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig:

https://vimeo.com/400635203?ref=em-share&fbclid=IwAR38HfEI41UbGBW3BYEvsAiFFe4g2gjYd4XLoB60ZSYU_P2jSKvpS3mevZE

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Here is a read-aloud by Mrs. Dow of the book Grumpy Monkey  by Suzanne Lang:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zBPEtGzKQ0&feature=youtu.be

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Who doesn’t love Schoolhouse Rock??!!

schoolhouse_rock-820x547   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0KiZzoWB0Wdq3xiTQzmFlw?noapp=1&fbclid=IwAR3UlUgLbR6zZRPCwruwT1hndEtlpaCP_IK7aNx_Z5kGyPd0LHaLXhIUpy8&app=desktop

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Here are a couple of fun rap/music videos for your 2nd-4th grade child:

‘Breaking closed syllable words’ –

https://www.facebook.com/babywarry/videos/10217526662861859/UzpfSTEwMDAwMzY5NzQwODIyODo4NzM2MTQ2MTY0MjAzMzU/

‘Breaking open syllable words’ –

https://www.facebook.com/babywarry/videos/10217558217410703/UzpfSTEwMDAwMzY5NzQwODIyODo4NzM2MTQzMzk3NTM2OTY/

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22 Best National Poetry Month — Poster Gallery images | National ...

I’m Glad

I’m glad the sky is painted blue,

And Earth is painted green,

With such a lot of nice fresh air

All sandwiched in between.

Mrs. Dow reading poems from A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlyGWN8lNB4&list=PLM6dRkpySCWdh7u19cywAmKEJpPCdzLa9&index=2&t=0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXSl4EwH0tg&list=PLM6dRkpySCWdh7u19cywAmKEJpPCdzLa9&index=3&t=0s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE_B0PIX1lg&list=PLM6dRkpySCWdh7u19cywAmKEJpPCdzLa9&index=4&t=0s

 Visit my YouTube channel Poetry Playlists to hear more poems! 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdq-tPzDY95ooZ7AZ0oL3Qw

April 30, 2020 is Poem in your Pocket Day! Print and make this poetry booklet:

https://happystronghome.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Poem-in-your-Pocket-Printable.pdf

Here is the video demonstrating how to fold the booklet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlNQ9-e4XOM&feature=youtu.be

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A read aloud by Mrs. Dow of the book Spring Walk by Virginia Brimhall Snow:  https://youtu.be/ESGnxj-vuCk

How to make an Egg Carton Garden:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYGsLHiceeY

DIY Spring-y flowers:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSHsuBrfQ8c

DIY Rainstick:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOCYl4y3t98

DIY Binoculars:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUioXrZC8aQ

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My dog, Max, getting his reading time in!

max