Category Archives: Reading

Sight Word Play Dough Mats

Sight Word Play Dough Mats

Need a fun way for your students to practice sight words? Try these play dough mats!

These mats are a great way to introduce or review Dolch sight words. Pre-primer, primerfirst grade, second grade, and third grade lists are available. (There is a bundle of all five lists too!) Students will have so much fun with these that they won’t even notice they’re working on their fine motor skills!

There are two words per page, which means less printing for you! Cut …

Sight Word Bingo Boards

Sight Word Bingo Boards | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Need a fun and simple way to review sight words? Try these Sight Word Bingo boards! These boards are ready to print and go, and each set comes with 30 unique boards. This way you won’t have like 15 kids at once shouting out bingo! These are also great for small groups or centers too. What a great way to review sight words!

There are 5 sets of bingo boards using the Dolch sight words: Pre-Primer, Primer, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd …

Free Picturebook App

Free Picturebook App | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

I love to use this free Picturebook App to work on writing, typing, and reading skills! Kids will have so much fun designing their own books and showing them off. There are options to share the book through Facebook, email as a PDF, or share with other Picturebook users. I personally love the PDF option the best!

The app comes with pictures to use in the book. They are pretty cute and get the creativity going! Just click the add pictures on the top and drag …

FREE Summer Reading Bingo

Free Summer Reading Bingo

This FREE summer reading bingo will encourage students to read all summer long! Throughout the summer months, kids can do any of the reading activities on the bingo board and then color them in. They can read by a flashlight, on the beach, read 3 books by the same author, read at a park, and many more! Get five in a row for a bingo! For an extra challenge, try to fill the whole board!



• Summer reading bingo directions
• 6 bingo boards in pink, orange, green, teal, …

Educational Minecraft Activities

Educational Minecraft Activities | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

If you have a child or student who plays Minecraft, then you’re going to love these free Educational Minecraft Activities! I have a couple of students who are totally into this game. I honestly didn’t know much about it, but one day I thought I might as well try to incorporate some Minecraft activities into our sessions to get them more excited! And boy did it work :) So here is a list of activities I found for both language arts and math. I wanted …

Reading at Home – Featured on Minds in Bloom!

Reading at Home - Featured on Minds in Bloom!

I am so excited that I have had the opportunity to guest post over at Minds in Bloom! I wrote about Tips for Encouraging Reading at Home. I also included a free printable that you can download from my Tpt store, so be sure to check it out! A big thank you to Rachel Lynette for letting me guest post, she’s a rock star :)

Be sure to check out the rest of her blog too because it’s packed full of fabulous resources!


Celebrate Dr. Seuss

Celebrate Dr. Seuss | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss today by going to Seussville! This site is packed full of fun interactive games, activities, and videos. Kids can learn more about the characters, Dr. Seuss himself, and create their very own “who” character! There are so many things to explore, and this would be a great activity after reading a favorite Dr. Seuss book.

Parents – there is a parent section just for you with activities, crafts, recipes, and more. So many fun things!

Teachers – you’ll find free printables and activities, …

Free Online Read-Alouds

Free Online Read-Alouds | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

If you are looking for free online read-aloud websites, I have just the list for you! All of these sites are free and provide kids with the opportunity to hear stories being read aloud. It is so very important for kids to be able to listen to great fluency to help build their own fluency. These read-aloud sites can be a great addition to your reading time at home or in school!

1. Storyline Online – this is one of my favorites! Click on a book and a well-known …

Best Winter Books

Best Winter Books | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

These best winter books for kids are “snow” much fun! Kids can get cozy at home or in the classroom with these fun winter favorites. These books are mostly for grades K-3 depending on skill levels. Many of these would make great read-alouds too! I also included a list of winter chapter books that are great for grades 3-5. Click on the images below and the links will take you to Amazon so you can get a good look and description of each book (if you …

Christmas Books For Kids

Christmas Books For Kids | Rachel K Tutoring Blog

‘Tis the season to read these Christmas Books for Kids! From older classics to newer publications, I hope you find a cozy Christmas book to curl up to this holiday season! These books are great for all ages of kids, as you can always read to younger readers. Click on the images of these books and the links will take you to Amazon so you can get a good look at them. (These are not affiliate links, but if you are using an ad-blocker you may need to …

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