The Gift of Reading Blog Hop!

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At each blog stop, you will be gathering Reading gifts and freebies.  In each post you will find a picture of a snowman with a letter on it. Collect all of the letter to solve the mystery quote to enter the giveaway. Record all of the letters on your recording sheet and follow each blog along the way so that you can enter the amazing giveaway at the end!

The hop is set up as a loop, so you may start anywhere along the hop, but if you would like to start at the beginning you may go to A Day In The Life of A Title I Teacher's blog.  This is also where you will go after you finish the hop to enter the giveaway!!

Why is reading a gift? Could there be more reasons?! I have always loved to read and found it fairly easy to learn as a child; but as a teacher I know that is not only the case. That point was really driven home to me when I went to the Wilson Language Institute for their introductory training. We learned a bit about the history of Wilson and how the founder actually originally used Wilson to teach adults how to read and spell. It is horrifying to be reminded that many adults who have been through our public schools have never learned to read. We saw a really inspiring video of a man learning how to read CVC words such as "bud" in his first Wilson lesson and then just a couple months later how to read words like "splash" and "strong". Here is a link to an inspiring story of Jill Baldarelli talking about her struggle to read and how she finally learned as an adult. Click here to watch. She shares how learning to read has changed her life and opened so many doors. Learning to read has given her self-confidence and after years of feeling "stupid", she now is proud of herself, as she should be!

With that being said, my goal as a teacher is to get every kid reading and feeling good about their skills. Breaking down words into syllables is a great skill to help kids who are working on reading longer words. I made a winter themed freebie to help with that. Click on the image below to grab it!

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope that you enjoyed your gift and learned something new. If you would like to be the first to know about new post, giveaways, and blog hops follow me on Bloglovin' by clicking the image Below. 

Don't stop now! Hop on over to The Reading Tutor/OG to pick up another amazing reading gift! Happy Holidays! 

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Thanks and have a restful weekend!


  1. Bex-Thanks so much for sharing this. I have a few upper elementary students that I know need this intervention. Have a great Thanksgiving!
    Carla @ Comprehension Connection

  2. Thank you for this cute syllable activity! Some students really struggle with this.
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. When I return from my Fall Break, I have a Gifted Student in need of intervention. This is a great resource to use with him! Thanks!

  4. Bex,

    What a great way to look at syllables ! Thanks so much !

    Ms. D.
    Ms Ds Literacy Lab

    1. Thanks Ms. D.! I appreciate it - I was trying to be creative :-)

  5. Syllabication is such a critical skill that needs to be explicitly taught. Thanks for this resource!

  6. Thanks for the freebie. So many times, my activities for syllables are all auditory. When I saw you activity, I realized that I have not had anything for the visual learner. Thanks so much!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

    1. You're welcome - thanks for stopping by . I will go check out your blog!

  7. This looks great! Thanks so much for the product. Look forward to trying it out :)
    Curious Firsties

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  10. Love this syllable activity! I can use this with so many of my intervention kiddos! Thanks!

    Read With Me ABC