Syllable Catapult

Syllables are a vital part of phonemic awareness instruction and definitely a must-do before jumping into any reading related activities. Luckily, this doesn’t have to be boring. Count smurf-syllables, Bob the Builder syllables, Filly Fairy or dinosaur syllables… With this FREE printable it’s even more fun.

Annadan 8/9

It has taken a while but finally here they are: Annadan pages 8 and 9. This week it’s all about open and closed syllables as well as long and short vowel sounds. FREE download.

Finger Alphabet Cheat Sheet

One of the things I can be really passionate about is sign language: It’s so amazing how adding this additional ‘movement layer’ to language classrooms boosts students’ learning success. Especially ESL and ADD children as well as dyslexic students benefit greatly. Join me on the fascinating journey of hands in motion with this FREE and easy-to-use Finger Alphabet Cheat…

Annadan 7

Anna dan reading primer page 7 is online! This week is all about the letters I/i and O/o as well as independent blending. PLUS: Anna, Ann and Dan get into their first bit of trouble together…

Annadan 6

A week is over and here is this Sunday’s completely new Annadan page: Dan’s Book. It’s all about blending sounds using  the Syllable Slide method – and you’ll learn where Dan is originally from. (FREE download, of course)   Blending sounds to form words is one of the many (and one of the very first…

Annadan ( 5 – NEW )

Here it is: Page 5 of Annadan reading primer (the reading primer that aims at getting children to read fluently within a year from learning their very first letter) – FREE for you to download. Today it’s all about the letter D/d.

Annadan Reading (5)

Annadan is my new reading instruction program designed to lead from first letters to fluent reading within a year. Here’s the promised new (and FREE) page of my Annadan reader: Meet Anna’s family.

Annadan Reading Instruction (4)

I have always been passionate about reading instruction – and being very German influenced I wondered why exactly this seems to be so complicated in the English speaking world: German students are usually able to read any text given – just one year after having been introduced to their very first letter. So here’s my experiment:…

I Have a Little Dog

Phonological awareness, the ability to break word up into syllables, recognizing upper- and lowercase letters are two of the main indicators of reading success.   This FREE Syllable Song with additional resources helps your child develop both. And for all you ESL teachers: This song introduces animal names as well as possessive pronouns his / her as…