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I just want to confirm that this product matches First Grade Common Core Standards (I noticed kinder on the preview). I am looking forward to using your bundle! Barb
April 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Yes! The 1st grade bundle is 100% aligned to the Foundational Reading Skills of the Common Core.
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Lorraine S. re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - February Bundle
I am interested in your product but wish I could see a sample. For $10.95 you should be able to see a real preview of an activity not just a list of product. If you can email a sample that would help.
March 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Hi!
We don't have anything in our store for $10.95. The preview IS a real lesson from our curriculum. The free preview lesson takes one week to implement, as they all do. Our previews IS an activity, not a list of product.
Thank you,
Jen and Kathi
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Cindy A.
One of the kindergarten teachers in my school district is using your phonological awareness program. She has spoken highly of your work. I am purchasing a copy to review. On the possibility that it will fill a need in the entire district, what might you charge 60 teacher licenses? I might try to purchase this for every kindergarten teacher in the district.

Thanks
February 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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This would be awesome and surely, you will seeing soaring data in the phonological awareness scores of your district's Kindergarten classes. Please email me at I will give you a quote for the purchase of 60 licenses.
Thanks! A lot!
Jen
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February 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Can you tell me the titles of the March unit so I can be locating them? Thanks!
February 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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The new March titles will be That's What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting, Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and Planet Earth/Inside Out by Gail Gibbons.
February 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Kimberly Moya  (TpT Seller)
I have a fifth graders who struggles with spelling. What RTI materials do you have that could help her?
February 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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We do not have any spelling resources in our store.

Thanks!
February 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Do you have a list of the books for March year 2 yet?
Lori
February 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Hi! We sure do! We are just finishing up the lessons and should post them shortly. Please come back and visit us soon.
The March titles are as follows:
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Fletcher and The Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson
That's What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting
Planet Earth/Inside Out by Gail Gibbons
Thanks for checking with us on the March titles,
Jen and Kathi
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Buyer re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - One Year Bundle
Can you tell me what the Artic words are and what you do with them? thanks!
February 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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That is just the list of words from the story that work best for the skill instruction. We weren't going to include them at all, but thought teachers might want to do some vocabulary extensions or what not, so we decided to leave the list in. The "artic" comes from the word articulation, as much of phonological awareness also falls into the speech and articulation realm of learning.
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Hi!! I just found your phonological awareness curriculum and I love it!! I am a k-2 reading intervention teacher and would like to use this with my students..Since it is the middle of the school year how should I start. Could I start with the February pack or an earlier one? Thanks!!
February 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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What a great question. We designed our curriculum to target CCSS foundational skills using read alouds that are appropriate to monthly themes. Starting it mid-year is just find as the skills are spiraled using different texts. You are more than welcome to download our freebie and try it in your intervention group.
Thanks,
Jen and Kathi
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Ashley Willmont  (TpT Seller) re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - One Year Bundle
Hi there! This is my first year as an ESOL teacher. I pull out separate groups of K, 1, and 2 students, about 5-6 students each group. I realize you don't know my kiddos, but which grade level would you say this curriculum would best be suited for? I was thinking it was too high for my kinders because most are just now learning the English language a little at a time. I think all of the oral talking from me would just be too much and I'd get blank stares. However, my firsties are pretty good with understanding English when it's spoken to them. That's the grade level I'm thinking of using it with, but I wanted to get your opinion. Thanks!
February 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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I think you are right on target, however, the only real difference between the Kinder lessons and the first grade lessons is the book choice. We tried to pick books for the first grade set that were more appropriate for first grade, hence first grade vocabulary. However, PLEASE download the free week first and try it out with your groups and see what you think. After you teach it for a week, you'll get a feel for the weekly format...that doesn't change, nor do the skills practiced. They spiral each week based on the foundational phonemic awareness skills in the Common Core for K and 1.
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Jen & Kathi
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Melanie Hogan  (TpT Seller)
Somewhere online I read where you did research using your phonological awareness curriculum for your masters degree. I can't find it again. Could you direct me to it? I need the info. so that I can use the curriculum as part of our RTI program. Thanks!
January 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Sure. If you email me I'd be happy to email it to you.
Thanks,
Jen
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Julie R. re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - One Year Bundle
Hi. Is the assessment available yet?
January 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Hi! The assessment is done but the teacher directions, (Administration of the Assessment) for asking each question is not. I'd be happy to email you the assessment and what I have so far with the understanding that it's not quite TpT-ready yet.
Let me know.
Jen
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Melissa Doerr  (TpT Seller)
Is there an email address where I can send a question instead of in a public forum?
January 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Sure, hellotwopeasinapodatgmaildotcom
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Melissa E.
What is the difference in the Phonological Awareness Curriculum and the Two Peas Listening Games? I know that the reading selections are different, but are there other differences too?
Thank you,
Melissa Elmore
January 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
None. The "listening games" is a phrase we advise teachers to use with children, not "ok boys and girls, now we are going to do phonological awareness" but the Two Peas Phonological Awareness Curriculum is a year long curriculum in the 16 foundational literacy skills identified in the Common Core for ELA in the strand of Foundational Reading Skills. We also have one full year of curriculum completed (ideally for Kindergarten) and we are working on new titles for another full year of curriculum (ideally for first grade).
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Jen and Kathi
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Julie R.
Hi. Just wondering when the assesment for your Phonological Awareness Curriculum is available. I'm looking for a way to measure growth for RTI or have some sort of baseline data.
January 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Julie! See my response above.
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Jen
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January 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Hi Dian,
Please email me your email address so I can get you the new February. :-)
Thanks,
Jen
helloliteracyatgmaildotcom
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Buyer re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - February Bundle
I work with the Tier 3 students in 2nd grade...definitely struggling readers. Would this be an appropriate intervention at this time of the year for them? We have been using a phonics program but I find that as a group they are past c-v-c. We do sight words too but our resources are limited for phonemic awareness activities.
January 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Given the details you have provided, yes, we would recommend this PA curriculum and sounds like your students would benefit with good results.
Thanks,
Jen and Kathi
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Dian G. re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - February Bundle
I just realized I already had this included in an earlier bundle I had bought! Can I exchange it for the new 2014 February one?
January 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Hi Dian,
The only "earlier bundle" that is Febuary pack would be in is the One Year Bundle, and we checked our TpT Transaction Detail report and don't have any record of you purchasing the One Year Bundle product. Is your TpT username different than "Dian Glendening" and if so, what is it? So we can recheck under your username?
Thanks,
Jen and Kathi
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Luck's Little Learners  (TpT Seller) re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - One Year Bundle
Hi! I'm a prep (kindergarten) teacher in Australia and I love the idea of this pack!! Just wondering how you would recommend I implement it given that the start of our school year is in January? And that we don't have Thanksgiving. Thanks!
January 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jem,
Thanks for the great question! We have some other Aussies that are using our curriculum and have given us some great feedback regarding our product. Given you start your school year in January, you might want to start with our September bundle since it has many titles that are best for the beginning of the year. If you download the preview at the following link, you can see all the titles for all the months (for set 1). You might want to mix and match out books with those from the author study or other months for example to replace the Thanksgiving book in November.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Phonological-Awareness-Curriculum-Text-Based-Common-Core-One-Year-Bundle-565275
Good luck!
Jen and Kathi
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Beth D.
Good Afternoon,
Love your phonological awareness activities! I have especially liked the author sets. Do you have another author set coming out soon?
January 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
We are currently working on completing our monthly bundles for first grade curricular set. Our plans are to continue to develop author sets with a few more coming out as soon as we complete our first grade curriculum or during the Spring. At some point in the future bundle them together in an multiple author set. Please continue to check back as we hope to develop more author sets and have them up in the near future.
January 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Good Morning Ladies-
We just love the phonological awareness curriculum you designed and use it daily in our kindergarten program. I was wondering do you have something similar for the common core math curriculum?
January 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
We are thrilled that you love our phonological awareness curriculum. Currently, we are focusing on curriculum that supports literacy best practice instruction. Hope you find what you are looking for to support Common Core math instruction.
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When will the February unit for Set 2 be available? Just wondering so I can be locating the books. Could you tell me the titles so I can get them ordered? THanks! I love these activities!
January 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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We are currently working on the February units for set 2. The February Titles will be:
Hundredth Day Worries by Margery Cuyler
Sam and the Lucky Money by Karen Chinn
Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller
A. Lincoln and Me by Louise Borden
Thanks,
Jen and Kathi
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Buyer
Greetings and Happy New Year! I have just discovered your program and purchased the January bundle. I notice that the Read Aloud is only read on Day 1 in this Lesson plan. Will I or the students ever reference or read the book again (a newcomer to Balanced Literacy)? Also, I would be interested in receiving your Assessment Tool mentioned in a previous question.

Thank you,
Chris
January 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Hi!
We are working on the Assessment Tool. Correct, the book is read on Day 1, and the referenced throughout the week in the daily skills. They are referenced in a comprehension check-y way, you are certainly welcome to ask and remind students of that as you are teaching reading throughout the week, but the references come in the form of words and phrases from the book.
Thanks,
Jen and Kathi
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If in fact Phonological Awareness Intervention is too late for second graders, what do you suggest? I have 4 struggling readers.
December 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
I would recommend you try our free product for a week, we have two freebies (two weeks). Do the two free weeks and see if you notice a difference. You *can* use our curriculum, and we frankly feel it's the best, most comprehensive, literature based, common core aligned program on the market, but research shows that most students past second grade do not benefit in the same way as pre-readers and emerging readers from phonological awareness instruction.
Good luck!
Jen and Kathi
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Molly T. re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core-December {Set 2}
When will you have January's set available? Thanks.
December 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hi! Thanks, January 2 will be up tomorrow or Thursday.
Thank you,
Jen
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Jackie Brill  (TpT Seller)
Hello

I am a new Kindergarten teacher in New York State. I am interested in your curriculum, but my Principal would like to see the research behind it. Could you send me the 52 page research study, along with any other important facts or outcomes of your curriculum? That would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Jackie
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Jackie,
What is your email address?
Jen
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Kelly E.
Is the January Set 2 almost completed? Just trying to stay ahead of the game. LOL!

Thanks,
Kelly
December 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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January 2 will be out tomorrow or Thursday, by 12/20.
Jen
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Buyer re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - Jan Brett Set
I own and daily use your first bundle in my kindergarten classroom. I love it! Will you bundle your second set? If you do, will the jan Brett and Henkes sets be included in that bundle? Thanks you!
December 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hi, thanks for the great question.We're so glad you like our phonological awareness curriculum. Our plans are to continue to develop author sets and at some point in the future bundle them together in an multiple author set. We do not have plans to include them in our either our Kinder or First Grade Curricular sets.
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Will you be having a Cyber Monday sale?
November 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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YES, definitely. Starting today - everything is 20% off and Monday and Tuesday, enter CYBER at checkout for 28% off.
Thanks for asking, shopping and using our products with your students!
Jen & Kathi
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Patti A.
Hi there! I love your Listening Games. I just found them over the weekend and have been using the Too Many Toys games for two days now. I have found gaps that I had no idea were there. Thanks so much for such a thorough product. I was wondering if your bundle might go on sale for Black Friday…

Thanks!

Patti
November 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hi there! Our bundles are now on sale, beginning Sunday at 20% off, and then Monday and Tuesday for the sitewide TpT sale where if you enter CYBER at checkout, you will receive 28% off the bundles.
Thanks for looking, shopping and using our products with your students...we're not glad you found gaps, but we're glad it was through our products that you found them and can fill them! What a responsive teacher you are! Good for yoU!
Thanks again,
Jen & Kathi
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Margaret T.
Another question.....what is the difference in the two sets?
November 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hi!
There really isn't too much of a difference, structure and lesson layout wise, between the two sets, except that we are trying to choose titles for the 2nd set (the first grade set) that would align more to first grade mentor titles for reading and writing workshop.
Great question!
Thanks for looking!
Jen and Kathi
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Margaret T.
Hey there....I just recently dowlnloaded November and December phonological awareness listerning games set 2. I am realizing that my library here at school doesn't carry any of the books. I love the "games" so she said that she would order the books for me. So I was wondering if you have the book titles that you are going to use for Jan-May.
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Well, we are currently working through that. I Ican tell you the January titles will be:
North Pole South Pole by Nancy Levinson
Snow by Cynthia Rylant
The Biggest Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler
Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kitson Jazynka (Nat Geo Readers)

February Titles will be:
Hundredth Day Worries by Margery Cuyler
Bringing In the New Year by Grace Lin
Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller
A. Lincoln and Me by Louise Borden

If you email me your email address, I can try to remember to email you as soon as we know the March through May titles.

Thank you!
Jen
helloliteracyatgmaildotcom
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Tracy L.
i know you came out with a new November phonological awareness, if you are doing the same for December would you happen to know the books? I love using this and want to make sure if I need to order the books I have in time. Thank you so much.

I teach with Laura Martin and we choose different books so that when they are in Kindergarten and 1st it is a different book.

Thank you again
Tracy Lofton
November 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Ahhh. LOVE Laura Martin!!!! You luck duck! Yes, we know the titles for our new December bundle. They are: Mooseltoe, Gingerbread Friends (Jan Brett), A Wish To Be a Christmas Tree and Far North: Vanishing Cultures (about real reindeer in the Arctic).

You may have to order the Far North book from Amazon, but it's only $3.15 used.

Thanks for your support!! :-) We're glad you're liking them. What other author bundles would you like to see?

Jen
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Buyer re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - November Bundle
Hi ladies! I absolutely love this program and have used it since September with great success! What I would really love are some vocabulary word cards with pictures to post for the week. I typically choose 5-10 words that I want to be sure my students understand. I could creat some myself, but wondered if you would consider making some to go with your awesome stories?
Thank you for all you are doing for kids and teachers!
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That is a great suggestioin, and Kathi and I have actually considered some extension activities for these lessons. We will consider it for sure.
Jen
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I have 4th/5th grade special education students in my reading group and many continue to struggle with reading fluency. They function at a 1st grade level. Would this be appropriate for remedial use to improve their reading abilities?
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Hi! Great question....research indicates that phonemic awareness as well as phonics instruction is not effective with struggling older readers. Here is a quote from the National Reading Panel (2000) " Although research indicates that phonemic awareness is a good predictor of success with beginning reading, the Panel's report found that phonemic awareness training and phonics instruction produce the most benefits for young students, with diminished results for older students. The research summarized in the report indicates that phonics instruction does not significantly boost the reading performance of students with reading difficulties beyond 1st grade, nor does it lead to greater comprehension abilities for older students." According to an article I read, the best strategies to use with older struggling readers are anything that A)helps them read better, and B)helps them like reading better.

I hope this helps!
Good luck,
Jen and Kathi
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Amy C.
I am very interested in trying the Phonological Awareness Curriculum set with my students. I am a 1st grade special education teacher (mostly students with learning disabilities in reading). Would this work well for them as well??
October 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Yes! Most definitely. Try the free week first. The structure is the same, just with different books.
Jen
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Buyer re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core-November {Set 2}
Are you still expecting to have all the months finished for set 2 by the end of October? If so, I want to wait on the bundle. If not, I will purchase November. I have set 2 September and October. They worked out great.
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Unfortunately, we won't have all the months for set 2 finished by the end of October. We are working as fast as we can and uploading them to our store as soon as they are completed. Thanks for checking back with us and we are sorry for the delay. It's been a busy fall!
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Do you have a set 2 for November yet?
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
We just completed November set 2. We hope you will check it out.
October 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Molly T.
Are you going to Bundle Set Two of the Phonological Awareness Curriculum? I am using it and would like to purchase all the months together. Thanks!
October 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
We are in the process of writing the monthly lessons for set two and hope to have second set bundle completed soon. We're so glad you are liking our Phonological Awareness Curriculum and are planning to purchase our second set bundle. Keep checking back to our store. We're aiming to have the second set bundle completed soon.
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Buyer re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - One Year Bundle
Would this be good to use for second grade ESOL?
September 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Yes, for sure!
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Rachel Gooch  (TpT Seller) re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - One Year Bundle
Hey! I am also wondering the same thing as Julee. I just bought the Sept. unit and LOVE it! I was also wondering, do you revisit the story each day for the skill, or are you just simply asking the questions?
September 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Like the weekly schedule shows, the story is read aloud on Monday and the listening games are Tuesday-Friday, using words and phrases from the book on Monday. If you want, and have time, you may revisit the book anytime throughout the week.
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Buyer re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - One Year Bundle
I recently bought your Kevin Henkes pack and have really enjoyed using it. I am thinking about purchasing the remainder of the packets but have a question. Do the skills get progressively more difficult? At some point, do you start addressing comprehension, fluency and accuracy in the plans?

Thanks,
Julee
September 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Great. We're glad you like phonological awareness curriculum. Our packs are just that...they spiral each week around the 16 phonological awareness skills identified in the common core addressed in the Reading Foundational Skills (RFS) strand of the Common Core for ELA.
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Kim S. re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - September Bundle
I started using the September unit this week and my first graders LOVE it!! When I grab the notebook, I hear little whispers behind me, "Oooo, I love these games!" I have a few kiddos who appear to be a little lost. I'm thinking that I will try to repeat the activities in an intervention/Tier 2 group - does that make sense? Also, I noticed this morning that on top of the first page of the Kissing Hand activities, it says the author is Mem Fox - it's correct everywhere else. Not a big deal, but figured you'd want to know. The pictures of the the book show Audrey Penn. Thank you again for sharing your expertise.
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Hi! Thanks for letting us know about the Kissing Hand correction. I would definitely start an intervention/Tier 2 group with those struggling kiddos right away, especially if you are first grade. I would focus on the most foundational skill first, one at a time, shore it up before moving to the next one. 10 minutes a day. The greatest thing about this curriculum is that it does spiral, the 16 skills are repeated week after week after week, and like all learning that we want to stick....repetition, repetition, repetition...is the key.
Good luck! (October will be up soon.)
Jen
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Deborah L.
Hello,
I purchased your Phonological Awareness Curriculum-One-year bundle in the spring and am preparing to use it throughout this year with my kindergarten classes. By any chance, have you had an opportunity to create a baseline/benchmark assessment to coincide with your program? I am really looking forward to using it this year. Thank you.
Deb Lee
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Hi Deborah,
Great question! Yes, the assessment is done (yeah!) but I have not completed the Directions for Administration yet. If you email me (helloliteracyatgmaildotcom) I will send you the assessment and briefly explain the directions (it's not hard) and you can have it in the meantime.
Thanks,
Jen
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Buyer re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - One Year Bundle
Thank you for your quick response! I'm a Lead Teacher in charge of remediating 18 struggling kindergarteners. I'm using "Listening Games" in a 2 students to 1 teacher ratio. I love the connection to books. It makes sense to use quality literature so the children can make those important connections between the story and the words. I'm a big fan of yours and appreciate the work you do with Two Peas in a Pod and Hello Literacy. P.S. I purchased the August bundle so I could get started. I loved using the book, "Where the Wild Things Are" because in August Kindergarteners are "little wild things". Thanks again!
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Awesome! We are so glad to hear your story. Although we believe that our curriculum is ideal for core PA instruction in the primary grades, we believe it perfect for as a primary intervention. All kids, and struggling kids need repitition, repitition, repitition...that's how our brain is wired, so the Two Peas curriculum helps them to hear it twice in a week, and then again and again in subsequent weeks. Thanks again! Good luck "taming" them. ;-) Jen & Kathi
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Buyer re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - One Year Bundle
I"m putting a purchase order together for "Listening Games" and the books that go with each month. Would you please tell me the authors for the following books so I purchase the correct ones? "Late for School", "The Hat", and "Snow Day". Thank you!
September 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Yes, ma'am! The authors are:
Late for School by Mike Reiss
The Hat by Jan Brett
Snow Day by Lester Laminack

Also, the September title How I Became a Pirate is by Melinda Long (illustrated by David Shannon)

Thank you for your PO purchase! We really appreciate it! We had a school last week order 12 one-year bundles...we are beyond tickled!

Take care,
Jen & Kathi
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Buyer re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - September Bundle
Looking for suggestions for using this in speech/language therapy. I do mostly 2 thirty min sessions/week. Thanks!
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Buyer re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - One Year Bundle
I am getting ready to buy your curriculum. I never heard back from you. Can I use this with Pre-k 4?
September 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Hi Nancy! We are so sorry. Yes, most of the skills are appropriate for pre-k. The skills that will be difficult for pre-k will be skill #8, #11, #15 and #16. You can download a free week which is a complete cycle to see how it goes, but the format doesn't change, just the books and the words.
Thanks for being persistent! :-)
Thank you!
Jen & Kathi
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Buyer re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - September Bundle
Hi Ladies! I am jumping in with your awesome program this week, but I have a question. I have kindergartners and I am anticipating that they will have trouble with the later skills. If they cannot respond to the prompts, do I model and have the class repeat after me? Thank you!
September 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hello Two Peas in a Pod  (TpT Seller)
Excellent! Yes, early in the year Kinders may find those later skills, especially skill #8, #11, #15 and #16, you can skip those for now, and add them in when your district pacing guide has you teaching those standards. Good luck!
Jen & Kathi
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Angie Kossan  (TpT Seller)
Hi, I teach title I and was wanting to use your phonological awareness curriculum but I only 9 months not 12. Do you have a pkg for school teachers that do not teach 12 months out of the year?
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Buyer re: Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core - January Bundle
Hi,

I am new here. which bundle should i start of first? Jan?
August 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Jen is a K-12 Reading Specialist in North Carolina. Kathi is a K-6 Literacy Coach in California. Together, we have 55 years of experience in elementary teaching and learning.

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