If you want to teach phonics like a boss and live your best teaching life, you’re in the right place.
I am a kindergarten teacher who has taught in all the primary grades and a self-proclaimed phonics fanatic who has helped other primary teachers take hold of their phonics instruction and create a system that sets teachers and students up for success.
After being in the classroom for 7 years, I have found that teaching Littles how to read is one of my favorite things. Wow, what a crazy, beautiful trip it is to see a child come into school not knowing a single letter to reading books! There’s really nothing like the pride they feel through each step of the way. Just… WOW! I love it so much! I also really enjoy making fun and engaging learning resources to help students learn, and that’s where this journey to teacherpreneur comes into play!
I know what it’s like to “fit it all in” and teach phonics to students at different levels of the playing field.
But it wasn’t always this way…
When I began teaching I remember thinking how on earth could I possibly teach everything I needed to teach in such a small block of time that was set aside for direct phonics instruction. I quickly realized that there is a missing link between what works in theory – what’s in all the textbooks and courses we take in college and what our administrators say is possible – and what actually holds up inside a classroom. When having students from different backgrounds, different learning styles, different levels of understanding and background knowledge, students with no formal school background, it is easy to become overwhelmed and feel defeated before any teaching even begins.
I decided I needed to take matters into my own hands if I was going to meet the needs of my Littles. I talked with veteran teachers, I observed phonics lessons, attended professional development on my own time, did a lot of research, and read a lot of books. All that really taught me was that I needed to create a system that could easily be tweaked to meet the needs of my students from year to year. A system that I could adjust as the needs of my students changed and evolved – because let’s face it, what works for my class might not work for others, and what works for others doesn’t always work for me, and, of course… what worked for me this year, might not work for me next year.
With all this in mind, I started to think about how to connect the link between the phonics skills and knowledge students need to learn and how to actually teach it in a way that speaks to primary kiddos. What I found was 7 key elements that can be woven into any phonics system. With these components, you can effectively teach a variety of students, who have a variety of needs. When you don’t have to think about how you are going to teach, you can bring the focus back to what is really important – actual teaching!
I can help primary teachers like you, whether you are brand new, just taking on your very first classroom, or you’re a teacher who has been in the game for awhile, but looking for a way to amp up your phonics instruction, so you can teach phonics like a boss!
it’s not your fault. . .
Many times, we are given a teacher’s manual and then the rest is left up to us to figure out. You get tired and your students get bored, but you keep moving through the motions because you know you have to get your students reading.
Well, I’m here to tell you that the teacher’s manual is just one piece of the puzzle. I am going to teach you a simplified way to deliver phonics instruction by using 7 key elements that are sure level up your phonics game.
I can help you to stop stressing, spending countless hours planning, and help you feel more confident.
If you’re anything like me, you want. . .
- strong, confident readers by the end of the year (even in kindergarten).
- instruction that you can feel confident about.
- to have fun teaching young readers.
That’s why I created 7 Tips For Teaching Phonics Like a Boss. To help you set up a solid system that will shift your focus to creating phonics instruction that is fun, engaging, and effective!
i got you, teacher friend!
If you are feeling stuck and are struggling with what to do and where to go next with your phonics instruction, then the time is now to get your hands on my 7 step guide to help give you the push that you need!
You don’t have to fall into the trap of thinking you need years of experience with trial and error. You have what it takes right now to meet the needs of your students… and those standards!
Maybe you just need a few ideas to set the stage for your instruction. Or maybe you just really have no clue where to start. Don’t worry… I got you! I can be your head cheerleader in your teacher hype squad, because you got this! Sign up and grab 7 Tips For Teaching Phonics Like a Boss for FREE!
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