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By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Are you looking for an engaging way to include math review throughout the whole school year? Use these math spiral review riddles to practice addition, subtraction, and place value with an easy-prep fun activity that your beginning of the year 2nd
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Centers
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.5, 2.NBT.A.2, 2.OA.C.3
$7.50
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By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Are you teaching about animals? Your students will love building their vocabulary and store of science facts with these unique riddles about characteristics, habitat, classes, and more! You'll love the way this cross-curricular resource reinforces
Subjects:
Vocabulary, General Science, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.2.1, RI.2.4, W.1.2, W.2.2, SL.1.2, SL.1.3, SL.2.1, SL.2.3...
$4.50
231
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By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Do you wish your first grade and second grade students could keep their math skills sharp all year? They will, when you practice skills like addition, subtraction, place value and more every day with this set of 120 math spiral review riddle task
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Centers
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.C.6, 2.OA.C.3
$6.50
121
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By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Build letter fluency as well as active listening and critical thinking skills with this set of 26 alphabet riddle cards. Your students will have fun identifying letters by using clues about letter formation, sounds, and sequence.These letter
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Critical Thinking
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RF.K.1d, SL.K.2, SL.1.2
$4.50
190
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By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Riddles are a great way to introduce and practice new vocabulary and practice comprehension strategies like making inference and drawing conclusions. Your students will have fun solving these spring riddles... and having fun makes the learning
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Centers
CCSS:
RL.2.1, W.1.5, W.2.5, L.1.6
$4.50
162
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By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
This set of 24 consonant digraph riddle activities will help your students as they use phonics knowledge to practice words that begin with ch-, sh-, th-, and wh-, and will expand your students' vocabulary, too! A great supplement to your science of
Subjects:
Phonics, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Centers, Activities, Games
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RF.1.3a
$4.00
84
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By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Are you looking for a fun way to build listening skills and grow vocabulary in your wild and crazy classroom during the Christmas season? Even when it feels like no one in your classroom is listening, you'll have their full attention the minute you
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.2.1, RI.2.4, W.1.2, W.2.2, SL.K.2, SL.K.3, SL.1.2...
$4.00
70
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By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
This set of 108 mental math riddle cards and activities will challenge your students with both place value knowledge and algebraic thinking. The range of difficulty will allow you to differentiate easily for high 2nd through 4th grades. This
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Mental Math, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Task Cards, Centers
$13.50
$10.80
32
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By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Riddles are a great way to introduce and review vocabulary and to model and practice inferring. Your students will have fun with these summer vocabulary riddles and activities ... and having fun is what makes the learning "stick"!Save 20% by buying
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Centers
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.2.1, RI.2.4, W.1.2, W.2.2, SL.K.2, SL.K.3, SL.1.2...
$4.00
76
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By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
This bundle includes more than 300 seasonal and thematic riddle cards, riddle writing templates, and related games for vocabulary development.Click on any picture above to link to previews of all of the riddle sets that are included in this bundle!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Centers
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.2.1, RI.2.4, SL.K.2, SL.K.3, SL.1.2, SL.1.3, SL.2.1...
$59.00
$41.50
25
Bundle
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Be ready for every season with this bundle of 92 vocabulary riddle cards and activities! What a fun way to practice vocabulary for spring, summer, autumn, and winter!Click on any of the pictures to link to all of the resources in this bundle!Riddles
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Centers
CCSS:
RL.K.4, RL.1.1, RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.1.1, RI.1.2, SL.1.2, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6
$16.00
$12.50
21
Bundle
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Use this set of 20 weather and climate riddle cards in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade science and literacy teaching…* To reinforce and extend your science teaching of weather vocabulary * As a whole class or small group activity, to
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Physical Science, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.2.1, RI.2.4, W.1.2, W.2.2, SL.K.2, SL.K.3, SL.1.2...
$4.00
89
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By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Challenge your first graders in practicing addition, subtraction, and place value with this fun and engaging math enrichment set of riddle task card activities! Here's how these task cards work!Choosing from a grid of four numbers on each card,
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Spring
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Task Cards, Centers
CCSS:
1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.4, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.NBT.C.6, 1.OA.C.6
$4.00
21
Digital Download PDF (4.48 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Are you looking for a fun and unique way to introduce your classroom rules about using school supplies like staplers, calculators, and more? This engaging set of vocabulary riddles and activities is great for back to school or for review throughout
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games, Centers
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.2.1, RI.2.4, W.1.2, W.2.2, SL.K.2, SL.K.3, SL.1.2...
$4.00
57
Digital Download PDF (4.72 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Practice math vocabulary and concepts as well as mental math skills like addition, subtraction, comparing numbers, and place value skills with this set of 48 multi-step riddles for odd and even two-digit numbers within 100.This mental math resource
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Centers
CCSS:
2.OA.C.3
$4.75
28
Digital Download PDF (2.89 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Do you sometimes find that new science vocabulary just doesn't "stick" with your primary grade learners? This set of 24 ocean theme riddle cards plus related cross-curricular activities is a fun and engaging way to help your students master the new
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Science, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Centers
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.2.1, RI.2.4, W.1.2, W.2.2, SL.K.2, SL.K.3, SL.1.2...
$4.00
9
Digital Download PDF (7.17 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Build and practice your students' math vocabulary with this set of 20 riddle cards and related activities for math tools and terms. Solve a riddle a day to give your students daily practice with comprehension skills: inferring, & identifying
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Centers
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.2.1, W.1.2, W.2.2, SL.K.2, SL.K.3, SL.1.2, SL.1.3...
$4.00
40
Digital Download PDF (3.48 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Is your daily calendar routine ready for a new twist? This set of 60 engaging math riddles will practice months of the year and addition, subtraction, & sequence of numbers on each card, making it a great activity for calendar math.⭐ Months:
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st
Types:
Centers, Activities
CCSS:
1.NBT.A.1, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.8
$6.00
36
Digital Download PDF (1.86 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
Looking for new and fun ways to practice subtraction? Here’s a set of 24 riddle task cards that will build your kindergarten and first grade students’ skills in subtracting within ten!Here's how these cards work: On each of the 24 riddle task cards,
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Centers
CCSS:
K.OA.A.3, K.OA.A.4, 1.OA.C.6
$4.00
45
Digital Download PDF (3.34 MB)
By Primary Inspiration by Linda Nelson
These compound word riddles will help your students practice reading and understanding what compound words are. Solving riddles is a fun-filled and engaging way to build vocabulary and to lay the groundwork for early comprehension skills like
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Centers
CCSS:
RL.K.1, RI.K.10, RI.1.1, RI.1.4, RI.2.1, RI.2.4, W.1.2, W.2.2, SL.K.2, SL.K.3, SL.1.2...
$3.75
9
Digital Download PDF (4.43 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm proud to have been a teacher for 26 years, with the majority of my experience being in first grade. Additionally, I was a basic skills teacher, working with K-8 students in literacy and math. I taught Reading Recovery for 5 years, and that experience impacted every day of my teaching since then! It has also been my privilege to present workshops at Reading Recovery Conferences at the state and national level. For the last 10 years of my career, I enjoyed teaching a self-contained first grade literacy intervention class, in which literacy instruction was infused throughout the curriculum. I presented several workshops on guided reading at the district level, and continue to present workshops to the parents of preschoolers on the topic of preparing for kindergarten. My goal is to provide teachers with rigorous hands-on resources sprinkled with fun, to keep the joy in both teaching and learning!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm a big proponent of hands-on learning! I also believe that children learn and retain their new knowledge best when they make connections. You'll see this reflected in the numerous cross-curricular resources in my store.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. in Elementary Education from Marywood College Graduate courses focusing on literacy including Reading Recovery training at Rutgers University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My husband and I live near Barnegat Bay in NJ. We are the parents of 2 wonderful daughters, and the proud and happy grandparents of three granddaughters and three grandsons.

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