The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

Teacher playing phonics and word games with students.

October 3, 2017
by Evan-Moor
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Fun Phonics Activities and Games

Teach your students to read with phonics worksheets, activities, and games. Build strong reading foundations in kinder, first grade, and second grade students. Phonics instruction plays a key role in teaching students to understand the sounds of letters and that … Continue reading

May 27, 2015
by jessicaonkenevanmoor
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One Teacher’s Story: Using Daily Phonics for Assessment

In my first-grade classroom, I use a variety of Evan-Moor daily practice titles for quick lessons and easy assessments. While I don’t always use the lessons sequentially, I’ve found that these titles are valuable to help students practice a skill … Continue reading

April 16, 2015
by Evan-Moor
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Seasonal Activities

My favorite part of school was always the festive decorations. As seasons changed, my classrooms’ décor did, too. When I began my work in after-school programs, I found that it was quite natural to structure themed activities around the seasons, … Continue reading

March 24, 2015
by Evan-Moor
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What if my child isn’t reading? Research-based tips to nurture basic reading skills.

Without a doubt, a child’s ability to read proficiently and fluently has proven to be an indicator of success in school. Research shows that “Reading proficiently by the end of third grade is a crucial marker in a child’s educational … Continue reading