I've said it before, and I'll say it again - one of the BEST things about maternelle is teaching our students to read. It's amazing to watch them go from saying "but I don't know HOW to read!" to understanding that there is more than one way to read a book, and they actually CAN read. I don't know about you, but when we first start reading, my students often think that they will impress me if they memorize their book and speed their way through it... often while looking at me, or out the window... or even with their eyes closed! It can take them a lot of convincing to persuade them that I am actually MORE impressed when they slow down, look at each word, and keep their eyes OPEN. 1:1 correspondence can be a tricky skill for our maternelle students to master. Over the years, I've added some tricks to my teacher toolbelt and created some resources to help my students become more successful in understanding that when we read, each word we say sh...