Common Core and You {Part 4}

I've got some freebies for ya!

Here's just a quick post showing you the posters I've made the past couple of months that align with the Common Core.  I hang these in my classroom and my students use them all the time to refer to!

Have you noticed your kiddos struggling with this concept?

I made the posters and a little word work game to go along with the three sounds of "ed".

Punctuation is such a tough one. Kids are using periods on every other word, question marks where there should be exclamation points and sometimes there' punctuation at all.

I made these posters that I have in my classroom all year. At the beginning of the year, when I'm teaching about expression, I use the worksheets so that we can practice reading with expression in response to punctuation {just like the common core says I have to}.

These FREE posters are aligned with the 1st grade Common Core, but can be used in K-3.

This one's available in my TpT store for FREE!

Do you see how I spend my Friday nights? WINNER! :)

Some frames courtesy of
Some frames courtesy of


Rachel said...

My students still have a hard time with this concept! Thank you! The posters are cute!

Unknown said...

Love this! I have a freebie in my store for the 3 sounds of 'ed', too! (but I am loving your stuff better!! lol)
First Grade Blue Skies

Jen R said...

lol...girl, I'm here with ya - but I'm planning my Dr. seuss stuff! lol...kicker...NOT EVEN back to work yet - ha!!

thanks for the freebies girl!

♥ Jen
The Teachers' Cauldron

Elisabeth said...

Love these!!!! Thanks a ton! You are best! :)


Sheree Peterson said...

My kids are still struggling with ed too. Thanks for the freebie. Love your stuff!

♥ Owl in a Vowel Tree ♥ said...

Thank you so much for sharing! These are amazing :) I just finished reading an old feature of yours over at eighteen25. Loved it!! :)

kinderpond said...

And why must they put periods at the end of all of the lines??????? Maybe it is just me lol


madefor1stgrade said...

Thanks for sharing! These are cute!!

Heather said...

Awesome!!! Thank you!

Natalie Kay said...

Amazing as always!!! Rachelle, you're my hero!!

Kelley Cirrito said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I love these and can't wait to use them in my classroom!

Think, Wonder, and Teach said...

Thank you so much! These are adorable. =)

Laura said...

We just made a tree map of this skill! And, yes, some of my pumpkins just don't get it. One still wants to know where "red" goes...hmmm. Thanks so much! We'll definitely use this!

Peace, Love, and First Grade

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing! The punctuation posters are going to be great reminders for my 2nd graders.


Traci Clausen said...

We were just talking about the sounds of ed AND punctuation today!!! {for the 1 billionth time!}
Thanks. :D Love it.
Dragonflies in First

test said...

TAG! You're it! Stop by my site to play along. :)

Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

P.S.- LOVE the CC posters!

SunnyDays said...

Love the posters! The hubs teaches VE so he's going to get a lot of use out of the three sounds of ed!

Thanks a bunch :)
Sunny Days In Second Grade

Hello Mrs Sykes said...

Love, love, love the 3 sounds of "ed" posters - I'll definitely use this with one of my guided reading groups. Also, the punctuation posters will be super helpful for my 2nd graders!!

Hello Mrs Sykes

Kristin said...

Definitely need the three sounds of "ed". THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing!!!!
Your punctuation posters are on my wish list!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

msjonesjunction said...

These are awesome! I will be implementing the common core in my first grade class next year!! Thanks

Holly said...

Seriously!? Seriously!?! Thank you for the freebies that are amazingly amazing. Downloaded and plan on printing/laminating when I go into school on Sunday. LOVE!!!!!!!

Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Jess said...

My students really need to work on both the -ed sounds and punctuation! Thank you so much for making fun, relevant material!
Rambling About Reading

Unknown said...

LOVE these! Thanks so much for sharing!
Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching

Kate said...

Super cute! Even though I am a middle school teacher now, I could end up teaching the little ones next year!
To The Square Inch

Jodi said...

Love it. I'm glad that's how you spend your Friday nights ;)

Fun In First

Halle said...

We love all of our stuff! Thanks for sharing such awesome, fantastic, and quality stuff!

We recently featured some of your ideas as our classroom inspiration on our brand new blog.

Thanks for all you do :))))


jbales said...

Wow! You are an amazing lady! I so appreciate your hard work, creativity and generosity. Thank you. I am a first/second grade teacher in California and even though we haven't adopted common core yet, I will definitely be able to use these cute posters and worksheets. Thanks again! Julie

galereed said...

Thank you so much! Such pretty posters. Love them!

Kristin Young said...

I love that you made a recording a sheet and activity to go along with your -ed posters. Just a poster isn't usually enough for my kinders as a reminder because they forget what they pictures mean. This will help it stick. Thank you! :)

Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

Mrs. Wheeler said...

Thanks! The new common core are off the hook! We had our district mapping last week...sounds like they are going to be tricky, but after 10 years of teaching the old standards, I'm looking forward to a change.


Kristen said...

Rachelle, you are just the best! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the "ed" signs--they are absolutely perfect!

I wish we lived closer to one another so we could hang out while making stuff on Friday nights, ha!

katherine said...

YAY! This is soooo perfect. Thank you!

Lyndsey (A Year of Many Firsts) said...


Wow! Thanks so much for posting these freebies. My kiddos would totally benefit from both of these. You are always so sweet for sharing your creations with the world.

YOU ROCK, sweet lady!


Vickie said...

Love the punctuation posters...and so happy you included quotation marks! My little k kiddos are having a little bit of a hard time with them! Thanks so much!!
Mrs. Plant's Press

Lauren Morse said...

Thanks for sharing. -ed is always hard for some reason.

Mrs. L said...

Thanks for sharing! I pinned both ideas to my Pinterest board!
Life with Mrs. L

Unknown said...

Can I just tell you how much I love you???!!!!! YES! My kiddos ARE struggling with this, some of it is because the majority of my class are Ell's and they just need to hear and use the language more. I am downloading NOW and THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
First Grade Fanatic!

Kristin said...

Hooray for FREE punctuation posters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I missed that somehow!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!! Have a great weekend!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

mumzie said...

Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

This are awesome!!! Thanks so much for making them free!! My kiddos are totally gonna love them!! Thanks again!
❤ Sandra
Sweet Times in First

Unknown said...

These are awesome! Thanks for sharing! When I first introduced the concept of the three sounds, we made a flip book, but this would be great to post with it and keep it up the rest of the year!! Loving the punctuation marks also! So cute! Thanks again! ~Heidi V.

Claire said...

I teach 4th and some of my students still have issues with spelling words with -ed endings. These are a great resources and we'll be using them this coming week.

Jenn Bates said...

Wow, these are great! Thanks.
Finally in First

Heather's Heart said...

I heart everything about this post! You are amazing Rachelle! Big bloggy hugs for you!

I always leave your blog excited to try your wonderful activities with my kiddos!

Did you know that the only time -ed says -ed is when the word ends in a d or t...I tell my kiddos to look for the 2 brothers DED and TED and this helps them soooo much! =)

Heather's Heart

Unknown said...

Super cute, thank you so much for sharing! I have some kiddos doing LLI {Leveled Literacy Intervention by F & P} that are currently working on this skill in group time!

I was working on my "Leapin' Leprechauns" unit last night, too! Too bad everyone can't just skype, drink, and work all at the same time:)
The Bubbly Blonde

First Grade and Fancy Free said...

I personally love how you spend your friday nights! This is awesome. I always look forward to your Common Core and you posts! Thanks!

alp42883 said...

This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

Suzy Q said...

Well, can reading teaching blogs on a Saturday night be any worse? Thank you for your hard work!

Anonymous said...

Do you find that your students are tempted to pronounce "missed" as "mist" after learning this concept?

Jill said...

Love your -ed posters! We learned this a while back and some of my kids are still reading the -ed as a different sound than it is supposed to be... so frustrating to teach reading in English! :)

Marvelous Multiagers!

Amy said...

You have the best freebies! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

I'm having a giveaway over at my blog. I'd love it if you stopped by!

Krazy About Kiddos

Kristin's Bilingual Kindergarten said...

Hi Rachelle,
I have been following your blog for a while and am so excited to share with you my newly finished blog! Come check it out:


Jaime said...

Thank you SO much! :)

becky comstock said...

Love these Rachelle. Thank you so much for posting them. Our first grade team printed them and will use them in our classrooms. We were wondering if you would want to make some similar posters for 'ar', 'er, 'ir', ur and 'or' ? Thanks! We follow your blog and use many of your great ideas.

Deana said...

Love these! Thanks so much for the freebies!

Primary Punch

Erika said...

Thanks for the awesome free posters for the sounds of ed. These are going on my literacy wall on Tuesday!

2B Honey Bunch
The Best Endings

Melanie Conger said...

Thank you! So cute!

First Grade Brain Sprinkles

Mrs. Halbert said...

Thanks for the posters!

Learning with a Happy Heart

Mrs. K said...

Thank you so much for sharing your ideas! I am a new follower, and I love it!


vicky1970 said...

Hi - these are so cute...thanks for sharing! Have a great Sunday!!~ Vicky
Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

~ Kristine said...

Hi there! This is my first drive by of your blog... LOVE IT! :0) Your suffix ed set is PRECIOUS and I know my kids will love it too! Thank you so much for sharing! I am fairly new to teacher blogging and TPT but I would love to have you stop by sometime!~ Kristine

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson said...

These posters are great! :)

A fun activity I do with the sounds of ed is to let them make paper airplanes. I ask them to fold them, sail them across the room, and the planes crash. Then we discuss how they were "folded" (/ed/), "sailed" (/d/), and then they "crashed" (/t/). Just a fun activity that they're sure to love! :)

Grace | employment posters said...

This is a great idea! I’ll download these posters and have the printed too. I’m sure my children would be in love with these posters to avoid grammar mistakes!

Anonymous said...

I am sure they do. Poor kids.

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