Links - Page 2
Here is a link to buy the book Phonics Fundamentals Volume 2 (published by Evan-Moor but out of print) on the Amazon web site. This book contains black line masters for the simple short vowel stories about Bob and is dog Sam. These stories are perfect for students who are just beginning to read. It also contains long vowel stories and phonics worksheets.
Unfortunately the Frank Schaffer easy picture/word cards that I used appear to be no longer available. There are a number of sets. The kids love the pictures - they laugh and laugh.
A used a Ricoh Aficio C411DN color laser printer for several years. It was a desk top model. It could print on both sides of the paper, and was perfect for printing color-coded pages. This model is no longer available, see the link below for a range of current models from Ricoh.
D. J. Inkers sells wonderful clip art designs by Dianne J. Hook. The web site includes clip art, stamps, and scrapbooking supplies.
Order sets of plastic alphabet letters from the Abecedarian web site at a very reasonable cost. Click below to go to the site.
The link below shows where I ordered my heavy duty long-neck stapler. It can be used to staple the center of booklets, or the edges. It is extremely sturdy and easy to use. The backstop locks so that you can place the staples exactly where you want them every time. It is expensive but far better than anything else I've found for very thick booklets. It uses special heavy duty staples.
This is the link to the heavy duty paper cutter that I use. It can cut a whole stack of paper or card stock. I made picture/word cards for all the units in first grade for the eleven first grade teachers at my school. This paper cutter made short work of all the cutting. The amount of time saved is mind boggling. While it is very expensive for individual teachers, it would be a worthwhile investment by a school or PTA.
I'm currently using a PaperPro Long Reach stapler to assemble small and large booklets. It will not staple as many sheets as the heavy duty stapler listed below, but does well for most folded booklets, much better than a regular long reach stapler. I buy Swingline Optima premium staples to use with this stapler, because they are strong enough not to bend and jam. They are the size of regular staples, but sturdier. Other staples don't work as well.
Tools For Printing And Assembling Teaching Materials
I'm currently using the Ricoh Aficio SP C820DN color laser printer. It is a larger model, and also prints color-coded pages very well. It can print pages as large as 11 by 17 inches, so it works well for printing posters and 8 1/2 by 11 folded booklets. The color toner for both of these printers lasts a long time, but is expensive to replace. This item is discontinued, the link shows a newer version that is similar that is available.
This paper is the best I've found for printing color and black and white print on both sides. You see less print showing through from the other side of the paper, making it easier for students to read.
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