Interactive Notebooks #2

I love a good interactive notebook.  Who said schoolwork couldn’t be fun?

Phonics for Big Kids by Ashleigh (TeachersPayTeachers)

Right now I’m compiling resources specifically for struggling readers  – kids for whom phonics hasn’t worked.

This term’s notebook is working on word families.  Highlighting chunks of words that kids can identify as sounding the same and then using that knowledge to read all words with that chunk.

Pinterest has a ton of resources.  TeachersPayTeachers provides you with premade worksheets for a small fee.  From what I’ve seen some are well worth the money.

It’s inspired me to work hard on my own resources in the hopes of building a little tutoring business in the future.  I just happen to have a theme which has me very excited 🎉

Lil D can be my guinea pig til my library grows, then – watch out mamas, your kids will be happy to study with me (^-^)

Begone, reluctant reader (oh, not you)

In an all fronts attack, books have been purchased.

No child left behind.  Read, you must!

With suggestions from the Book Trust,The Guardian Children’s book site and our very own librarian auntie we’ve come up with a book list to try and catch our dote’s imagination and inspire her confidence.

Rainbow Magic FairiesFirst up, Rainbow Magic Pop star Fairies.  Part of a huge collection of Rainbow Magic Fairies by Daisy Meadows. Lil D was delighted with our in-house fairy and music is her thing, so Pop stars+Fairies=Success?

Initial excitement waned a little when we suggested she should read the books to us.  Chapter book fear remains intact so whilst we concentrate on song lyrics, more books are being added to baskets.

Horrid Henry

Next comes Horrid Henry, a Pound Shop find that seems very gentle.  But will it be girly enough? I’ll send it to D-Daddy for appraisal. A little more post won’t hurt.

Reading with Phonics

And now my favourites have arrived. Lil D can be a little sketchy on her phonics. New words can flummox her and she doesn’t know where to start but with these fabulous fairy tales key sounds are practiced and reinforced with rhyming words. Plus they are Cuuuute.

One in particular will also be good for our upcoming trip to Copenhagen. (^_^)