Miss Laidlaw's Classroom
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Ontario SK/1 Teacher http://misslaidlaw.blogspot.ca/
 
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Students will complete several activities to practice their pronunciation of -ed words. Answer keys are provided for easy assessment. 1. Take notes about the three different pronunciations and complete a word sort. (*notes and answer key
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Make each student their own booklet when explicitly teaching the "Flip the Sound" reading strategy! I use these booklets during mini-lessons, often after a close read looking for a particular phoneme (sound) and relating it to the letter/letters
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This document includes lessons, activities, games, worksheets, and resources to teach Speaking and Presentation Skills to students with an English as a First Language (EFL) or English as a Second Language (ESL) background. It has been used with a
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This document prints landscape with two columns and four rows of words (with pictures) per page. This has a plain font. Check out the preview! Great for word walls, Venn diagrams, vocabulary, writing support, etc.! It also fits in well with the
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These circular Word Wall headers can be used with a variety of Word Wall set-ups. In the past, in my Grades 1/2 classroom, I've put my word wall in the awkward knee-level space underneath my blackboard. This is the perfect height for children to
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This is a great grab-and-go activity for guided groups. It's simple and purposeful when you have an extra set of hands in the room. I keep mine ready for when I have a parent volunteer or placement student. In the folder, I also keep some
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This document includes all 26 letters of the alphabet and focuses on the initial (first) sound to strengthen students' sound-letter correspondence, knowledge, and application. This is also part of my Early Primary Phonics Superpack. I use this to
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Invigorate your phonics, word work, reading, and Words Their Way programs! My students have loved playing these interactive games with each other - practising their decoding skills as well as their group work and cooperation skills. Product Preview
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Students will identify the first sound and use a dry erase marker or letter manipulatives to correctly assign a letter to that sound. This product is part of a larger phonics kit. Check it out HERE. It includes 21 pages of colour images (42 images
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This package includes a variety of 4-question skills checks based on Ontario Kindergarten and Grade 1 Language expectations. It can also be done with students with IEPs. The skills are repeated and reviewed in subsequent skills checks - which are
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Students will identify digraphs and blends and use a dry erase marker or letter manipulatives to correctly assign a letter to those sounds. It includes 23 pages of colour images (46 images total). *edit* January 29, 2017 - This file also includes
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Students will identify the long vowel and use a dry erase marker or letter manipulatives to correctly assign a letter/letters to that sound. This product is part of a larger phonics kit. Check it out HERE. It includes 29 pages of colour images (58
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These circular Word Wall headers can be used with a variety of Word Wall set-ups. Read how I used these in my classroom on my blog. In the past, in my Grades 1/2 classroom, I've put my word wall in the awkward knee-level space underneath my
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Students will read Dolch Grade 1 sight words in this easy-to-play board game! Glue onto a file folder and laminate for durability. Includes: - instructions - game board (3 versions) - word work booklet for spelling and writing This product is in
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This product is a packaged kit of several individual products. It is a great Word Work Center accompaniment to Words Their Way groupings to support early readers and writers with decoding and encoding skills. Several stations (beginning, end, middle
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Students will identify the final sound and use a dry erase marker or letter manipulatives to correctly assign a letter to that sound. This product is part of a larger phonics kit. Check it out HERE. It includes 19 pages of colour images (38 images
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This document prints landscape with two columns and four rows of words (with pictures) per page. This has a plain font. Check out the preview! It includes at least one animal per letter of the alphabet. Great for word walls, phonics skills,
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Based on the book "Pronunciation Pairs," this is a reflective and easily-assessed worksheet for ESL students to learn how to properly pronounce L and R sounds. Students will work independently and with a classmate to practice listening to and
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Use these game cards while playing BANG! or scoot - or any other sight word game you have. They're also useful for preteaching vocabulary during Guided Reading. The softer colours and more natural theme lend itself to be incorporated into
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This dictionary has simple print letters (uppercase and lowercase) at the top, premium clipart with the word printed underneath at the bottom of the page, and blank lines for students to add new words. It's ready to print double-sided to create a
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am an Ontario-trained and certified teacher. This is my first year teaching in an SK/1 classroom. Previously, I taught Grades 1/2 for 3 years. I also teach English as a Second Language every summer for a local university. I have experience teaching every grade at the elementary level - as well as a high school English and ESL teacher in a remote community on the coast of James Bay!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am becoming more inspired by natural, Reggio Emilia, inquiry-based learning, and technology-integration. My classroom integrates expectations of self regulation, kindness, and social justice. I believe in focusing on student work - not on cute clipart (also, it keeps them focused on completing the learning task). My literacy programming includes Words Their Way, The Daily 5, CAFE, and Sound Skills. My Math programming is highly-interactive and utilized BUILD Math centers. See more about my teaching journey at http://misslaidlaw.blogspot.ca/.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I am an Ontario-trained and -certified teacher with primary, junior, intermediate, and senior qualifications. I am also qualified in Special Education and English as a Second Language. I hold a B.A. Arts Honours and a Bachelor of Education.

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