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Apples4theteacher has a great selection of interactive coloring page readers. On the coloring page list, readers are designated by the speaker icon.

Here are some ideas in how to use them in the classroom or as a reinforcement of literacy lessons at home.

#1 Beginning reading:

  • Have your child practice reading the sentence on line as they color their picture.
  • Print out the picture and post your child's coloring on the refrigerator.
  • Have your child point to each word in the sentence and read the words to you.

#2 Sentence matching:

  • Print several completed coloring pages.
  • Cut off the sentence from each picture.
  • Have your child match the sentence with each picture.
  • Have your child read each sentence and explain why that sentence goes with the picture.

#3 Following directions:

  • Some of the coloring pages use sentences that specifically describe the picture (ie mentions colors or numbers).
  • Have your child complete the picture as described in the sentence.

#4 Literacy with math:

  • Find all coloring pages that use number words in the sentence.
  • Show how the number is represented in the coloring page.

#5 Letter recognition or beginning word sounds:

  • Print out the interactive alphabet coloring pages and use for an alphabet book. Room has been left on each page to glue pictures of words that start with that letter. Old magazines work well with this idea.

 

 

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April Games, Teaching Activities & Worksheets

April Fools Day Thematic Unit - April Fools Day
Passover Thematic Unit - Passover
Fun Easter Thematic Unit - Easter Fun
Christian Easter Theme Unit of Study - Easter - Religious Christian Easter
Earth Day Theme Unit of Study - Earth Day
Arbor Day Theme Unit of Study - Arbor Day
April Calendar of Events - April Teaching Ideas - Other April Teaching Ideas

May Games, Teaching Activities & Worksheets

  - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May Day Theme Unit of Study - May Day
National Day of Prayer Theme Unit of Study - National Day of Prayer
Birds Theme Unit of Study - Bird Day
Cinco de Mayo Thematic Unit - Cinco de mayo
  - Teacher Appreciation
Mothers Day Theme Unit of Study - Mother's Day
Armed Forces Thematic Unit - Armed Forces Day
Memorial Day Thematic Unit - Memorial Day
Graduation Thematic Unit - Graduation
May Calendar of Events - May Teaching Ideas - Other May Teaching Ideas

Sample Thematic Games & Teaching Ideas

Letter Activities, Coloring Pages, Worksheets and Games - Letters of the Alphabet Games
Community Helpers Games, Activities, Worksheets, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Community Helpers
100th Day of School Games, Activities, Worksheets, Books, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - The 100th day of School Activities
Seasons Thematic Unit - Summer - Summer
Seasons Thematic Unit - Fall - Autumn - Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Articles, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Fall
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Seasons Thematic Unit - Spring - Spring
U.S. Presidents Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Timelines, Books, Poetry, Stories, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Presidents
Dr. Seuss Thematic Teaching Unit - NEA Read Across America - Read Across America - Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Native Americans Thematic Unit - Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Articles, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Native American Study
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