More Digging with MoDiggins
Tall Grass shows a teacher using a predictable book with a rhyming pattern.
Hungry features a follow-up activity after reading The Hungry Thing.
Names demonstrates how a teacher can support young children in a study of syllables using their names!
House practice with an onset and rime activity.
Steve shares two hands-on strategies for phonemic awareness.
Bear demonstrates for teachers how to effectively use quality children’s literature to teach phonemic awareness.
Worm presents a creative way to manipulate phonemes using chocolate chips.
Word Building supports activities related to auditory processing, phonemic awareness, and phonics in order to support children in learning to read.
Bazillions overviews prefixes and suffixes with cartoon characters.
Word Families demonstrates analogizing, or identifying lists of words that include the same phonograms.
Prompting presents an overview of how reading teachers can encourage student to predict unknown words using the three cueing systems: meaning, structure, and visual.
Monster is a fun game to encourage sight word practice.
Prevent Summer Slide illustrates the gap that exists between our children from middle class homes and children in poverty.
Big models how to encourage students to replace common words with stronger, more robust vocabulary terms.
Guided Reading demonstrates a vocabulary activity, building background knowledge prior to reading a new book.
Discard presents Dr. Anita Archer teaching the word “discard” explicitly to a group of students.
WQH organizer, templates, figures & more
KNOW & GROW WORDS (below) are bolded in the context of chapter content. In a game-like format, readers explore chapter vocabulary prior to reading - partners cut out the terms and use the ACTIVITY TEMPLATE to share their prior understanding of words. During reading, readers come across these words and take notes. After reading, partners or groups adjust and share their new understandings. This game is adapted from Janet Allen’s (2010) Words I Know strategy. Janet Allen has several books on vocabulary instruction. Click here to check out her Tools for Teaching Academic Language.