This is a sample of resources that have been helpful to me or were recommended by my colleagues in our first few years of teaching kindergarten. Enjoy!

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Wong, H. K. & Wong, R. T. (1998). The first days of school. Mountain View, California: Harry K. Wong Publications.


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Phonemic awareness: Playing with sounds to strengthen beginning reading skills.


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Bissex, G. (1980). GNYS AT WRK. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.


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Diller, D. (2003). Literacy stations at work. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.


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Collins Cobuild Student's Dictionary. (2005). Great Britain: HarperCollins.


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Beck, I. L., McKeown, M. G., & Kucan, L. (2002). Bringing words to life: Robust vocabulary instruction. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.


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Gambrell, L., Morrow, L. & Pressley, M. (2007). Best practices in literacy instruction. 3rd edition. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.


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Spandel, V. (2005). The 9 rights of every writer: A guide for teachers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinneman.


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Graham, S., MacArthur, C. & Fitzgerald, J. (2007). Best practices in writing instruction. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.


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Blevins, W. (1997). Phonemic awareness activities for early reading success. Jefferson City, MO: Scholastic Professional Books.


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Blevins, W. (1998). Phonics from A to Z: A practice guide. Jefferson City, MO: Scholastic Professional Books.