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Phonics Top

Beginning Sounds

  1. What's in a Name? - 
    Using text tool or animation tool, students stamp their first name over top of screen, then stamp pictures beginning or ending with each letter underneath appropriate letter.

  2. Initial Sound Chart - 


    2. Using straight line tool, students divide screen into 4 sections and stamp pictures beginning with 4 different letters.

  3. Practice Beginning Sounds -

  4. Alphabet Fun (beginning sounds)

  5. Begins with N -

  6. Make and print out a dictionary

Ending Sounds

  1. Find all of the stamps that end with a ck sound, or ch sound (etc.)


  1. Students stamp in pictures which have appropriate vowel sounds.

  2. Chunking Venn Diagram (word families)

Action Verbs

  1. Find all stamps that show action.  Write the word under it.  


  1. Stamp pictures, write sentences to describe. 

Compound Words

  1. Students look for stamps, that when combined, form compound words.



Word Study  Top

  1. Categorization - Students stamp in pictures belonging to a certain group, e.g.: transportation, food, toys, "spring things", "autumn things"

  2. Word Search - Use the Wacky Paintbrush and the ABC option to write hidden words.

  3. Idioms 

  4. Word Recognition - Labeling Clothes - 

  5. Foreign Language - Spanish to English Pictionaries


Comprehension  Top

  1. Sight Vocabulary - Mixed up sentences – Use the Keyboard Text to type separate words.  Mix up on the screen.  Students rearrange the words then use Text tool, Read Text Aloud to hear the new sentence.  Different voices can be chosen.

  2. Favorite Story Part - Draw a picture of your favorite part of a story.   Plan on paper then copy on transparency sheet. 

    1. Two Bad Ants -

    2. Reading with Our Parents - Child and parent read a book together, sketch on paper their favorite part.  Teacher copies sketch on transparency paper via copy machine.  On "Parent Day", parent and child share a computer.  Child teaches parent how to use Kid Pix using their favorite part of the book sketch.  Tape the transparency paper on the computer screen to trace.  Saves lots of time!

  3. Setting of Story - Map for Hansel and Gretel - 

  4. Retelling of Story -  Retell stories through a slideshow.  Each child could be responsible for one page, and students can narrate the slideshow through the sounds option. Use a Storyboard planning sheet. 

    1. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters -

    2. Pocahontas

Writing  Top

  1. Autobiography - Meet Me – Import picture of self (Add menu, Add Graphic) then write sentence(s) about self.  Record sentences. 

    1. Riddle Me -  Planning sheet divided into 4 sections:  My eyes are ___, My hair is ___, I like ___, It is ___.  Put into a slide show.

    2. My Head is Full of…– based on a book My Head is Full of Colors by Catherine Friend.  Import picture of self and stamp on head things you think of. 

    3. Star of the Week – slides about the child with digital pictures

  2. Animal ABC -

  3. Rebus Stories

    1. One student to choose 6 stamps that they like, and then choose another student to write a rebus story using those stamps)

  4. Story Starters – create a Story Starter Picture folder and put story starters (pictures, sentences, and/or words or phrases)

  5. Spelling Words - Type spelling words in different colors, different fonts

    1. Trace letters / name / spelling words (teacher writes words with the pencil tool, student traces over the top)

  6. Postcard writing

  7. Interview -Interview a person.  Insert their digital picture and write the interview under it.

  8. Create a stampscape, print and write a story to go with it.

Literature/Poetry  Top

  1. Acrostic Poems

  2. Point of View Poem - 

  3. Five Little Jack-o-lanterns -








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