Literacy Center Ideas:
- Letter W mini-book (included)
- Letter W worksheets (included)
- Letter W activity pack (included)
- Rosie’s Walk activity pack (included)
- Diary of a worm activities (included)
- I went Walking activities (included)
All of the activities included above can be bought in our store/(You may use your account funds to pay for these lessons!)
Story Time Ideas:
- Read Rosie’s Walk: This is a good time to introduce/reinforce prepositions. Rosie walks across the farm, over the haystack, etc. You can act out kinesthetically. You can also Play Simon Says at their desks… Simon says go under… next to… in front of… etc.
- Read “I went walking” and then you can sing the book to “Are you sleeping, Brother John” tune. Do the I went walking activities, included
Writing Center Ideas:
- Read Diary of a Worm and talk about what a diary is. Journal each day, creating a diary for a week. This can either be a personal diary, or a diary of a worm. This is a good book to discuss real vs. fantasy.
- Get some fake worms (used for fishing) and have the student write words with them.
- Eat watermelon
- Learn about the weather
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle's Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle's Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created "sunshine moments" to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 7 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets. Over the last 7 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.