Nearpod 4th of July Reading Games for Literacy Centers and Class Parties

Grade Levels
K - 3rd
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  • Internet Activities
33 pages
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Are you looking to add some 4th of July fun to your literacy centers or your summer school curriculum? These Nearpod activities are ideal for first grade and grade 2 intervention. They can also be used for grade K enrichment. They can be used during live Zoom/Google Meet lessons OR can be assigned to students to complete independently. It can be assigned to Google Classroom.

Watch the recording of my webinar to learn how to play these games online with your students.

These activities are differentiated. When teaching your small groups, select the appropriate level for the group you are teaching. This makes for easy differentiation!

An introduction to Nearpod...

Have you ever used Nearpod to help support your literacy instruction? I HIGHLY recommend it!!! This is a great way for students to practice their phonics skills. Nearpod is an engaging and interactive way to deliver instruction through distance learning and/or support your literacy/math centers. You can create a free Nearpod account, and the instructions for doing so are included in this bundle. It only takes 2 minutes to sign up.

Students can either join the lesson by using a desktop/Chromebook and going to the Nearpod website OR students can use the app on a tablet/ipad.

Nearpod can be used in two ways. These lessons can be assigned to your whole class simultaneously, allowing you to control your students' screens even when in a different location. This makes it perfect for distance learning!!! It can also be assigned to individual students to complete at their leisure, again making it ideal for distance learning. I LOVE to assign Nearpod lessons as independent work during centers. It gives students the opportunity to practice when working independently. The best part is that you will have access to reports that show you all of their answers. This makes for very useful data!

About this Product

This product is a PDF file that includes a link to the lesson. Make sure to create a FREE Nearpod account first. Then, click on the link to save the lesson to your Nearpod lesson library. The lesson includes the following:

  • 3 leveled 4th of July matching activities
  • 6 leveled slides where students read a sentence and draw a picture to match
  • slides where students spell a word the teacher chooses
  • 5 slides where students draw a fireworks show
  • 2 leveled Time to Climb games
  • 3 4th of July passages each with a self-correcting comprehension question (NOTE: These passages are sample passages from another resource. Click here to view the complete bundle.)

Nearpod has been used with permission.

How To Use this Product:

This product is meant to be used during live virtual meetings (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.). Once in the virtual meeting, instruct your students to open the link to the Nearpod lesson. Use a digital spinner (Learning N Progress spinners coming soon) to select which game your class will play. Then, select one of those activities on your teacher Nearpod. Click share, and your students' screens will automatically be moved to that activity.

You can also send this resource as a student-paced lesson, but I recommend changing the order of the slides and/or deleting the slides that require a live lesson (i.e. spelling bee). You can also record your voice on the Spelling Bee slides if you wish to keep them. This way, students can play a variety of activities independently.

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Total Pages
33 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.


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