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As I was finishing up my report cards a few weeks ago. I noticed that MANY of my students were FAILING not meeting the standards in fluency. I always talk about fluency, but I've never really stressed it. My teammates also had the same problem. They suggested that we all start doing Fry Phrases. I've also started using Jodi's Fluency packs. Then, as one of my Daily 5 mini-lessons, I did a fluency lesson. I made these posters to help them remember. With each poster there is also an action:Rate- Not too fast and not too slow {they pretend to run slow and run fast- with their arms}Expression- Don't sound like a robot {they do the robot dance- channel your inner 80's dance moves}Accuracy-Read the words right {they do a check mark in the air with their pointer finger}Punctuation- Read the punctuation marks {they make an exclamation point in the air} Then, once a week, after I do a running record on a student, I quickly have them fill out this self-assessment. Related:  Vocabulary, grammarDuktig lärare med praktiska ideér

Kunskapsbanken, Övningar på engelska - Unga Fakta Övningar på engelska Material Vi har fått många förfrågningar av lärare om Unga Fakta kan producera material på engelska och vi har därför satt ihop några roliga övningar på för användning i skolan. Siffror Lär dig räkna och skriva till tio på engelska. Djur Lär dig namn på djur med hjälp av bilder. Korsord Enkla korsord på engelska som passar bra för nybörjare. Nursery rhymes I Storbritannien och USA är det väldigt populärt med ”Nursery rhymes”. Klassiker För de som läst engelska lite längre har vi plockat ut några korta stycken ur kända klassiker att läsa själva eller i grupp. Åsikter Vi på Unga Fakta är tacksamma om du vill dela med dig av dina erfarenheter om hur du upplever Kunskapsbanken och att arbeta med den.

Skolstartslektion och frågor om sommaren Jag skulle starta en skolvecka med frågor. Varje lektion skulle jag ge en sommarlovsfråga: Berätta om ett möte med en insekt?Berätta om en glass du ätit?Berätta om en regnig dag?Berätta om en simtur? Jag skulle låta eleverna få byta samtalspartner och diskutera frågan under en minut. När eleverna har fått prata kan man be varje elev berätta något som klasskamraten berättade. – Är det något som ska tilläggas? Jag har genomfört de här lektionerna, eller lektionsstarterna, och det blir livlig och roligt i klassrummet. Fluency: Instruction Instruction Teaching Strategies and Examples: Oral Reading Fluency Step 1: Is Fluency Building Appropriate? Examine student's performance on the oral reading fluency measure to determine whether accuracy is an appropriate target. Identify target goal (e.g., 60 wcpm by end of grade 1; 90 wcpm by end of grade 2). Step 2: How to Develop Oral Word Reading Fluency: Mediated Scaffolding and Review Identify passages students can read with 90-95% accuracy. Oral Reading Fluency Critical Components: The majority of activities involve: repeated reading of the same materials fixed-time or fixed-length activities goal setting corrective feedback opportunities graphing/charting of learner performance Repeated Readings Are: Not a replacement for beginning reading instruction. (modified from Hasbrouck, 1998; see References) Methods for Repeated Readings Fixed-time readings (1 minute) in which student reads the same text repeatedly (e.g., 3 times). Sample Directions for Fixed-Time Repeated Reading

5 time friday ESL For Kids | Videos Värdegrundsvecka Den här veckan har vi värdegrundsvecka på vår skola. Då arbetar samtliga klasser med vår värdegrund, vår likabehandlingsplan m.m. I min etta har vi bl.a. diskuterat hur man är en bra kompis, hur man gör förlåt och skolans värdeord. Våra värdeord som är ansvar, gemenskap, glädje, hänsyn och mod har vi diskuterat på varsin lektion. Vad betyder egentligen gemenskap? Kinesthetic Activities for Teaching Reading I am excited to be a part of iHomeschool Network’s Summer Hopscotch! To see a list of all the amazing bloggers, please click here. This week, my topic is Multi-Sensory Activities for Teaching Reading. If you’d like to read more about multi-sensory teaching, please read my post from yesterday! Today, I want to focus on kinesthetic activities that you can do with your child. 30+ Kinsethetic Activities for Teaching Reading 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. What other kinesthetic activities have you used to teach your child to read? Stay connected to This Reading Mama so you don’t miss a thing: ~Becky

Fluency Boot Camp Break up the mid-winter slump, and bring Fluency Boot Camp into your classroom! What is a Fluency Boot Camp? No… you will not be shipping your students off (sorry), nor will students have to march around the room (your choice), but I can guarantee that your students’ brains will be sweating as they participate in the classroom fluency camp you create! Just like any boot camp, students will build confidence through practice and drills. Are you sold on the idea yet? How to Organize Your Fluency Boot Camp Fluency Boot Camp can be modified and customized for pretty much any grade-level and classroom situation. Here’s a Fluency Boot Camp Planning Page to help you get started! Fluency Boot Camp Materials Necessary Materials: One group of willing soldiers… I mean, students! NOTE: Digital stopwatches are preferred, however you can use an ordinary wall clock or hour-glass board game timers if necessary. Optional (Fun) Materials: Whistles (ha!) What is Fluency? Let’s start with what fluency is… Speed Drills:

Idioms Idioms are expressions that would have different meanings if you took the words apart. The individual words in the idiom don’t usually help you make sense of it; you just have to know what it means. It would be helpful to do some online practice to gain a better understanding of idioms. Here are a couple examples, along with their meanings. In the dark- The actual meaning for this would be that there is no light were you are, but the meaning of the idiom is that you don’t know what’s really going on. Inside joke- These words don’t make much sense together, but the meaning of this idiom is that it is a joke that only certain people will understand; maybe those inside the circle of friends. Idioms are fun to read, but they’re even more fun to use in your writing. Here are a few more you can use: catch you later, say the word, hit the roof, a piece of cake.

Beskriva matematiska händelser Beskriva matematiska händelser. Den här planeringsperioden övar vi på att beskriva matematiska händelser på olika sätt. Tryck på länken för att se uppgiften! Olika sätt att beskriva en matematisk händelse Teaching Oral Reading Fluency to Older Students My father taught me to read with fluency and expression. He didn’t know he was doing it. Every Sunday afternoon, my brother and I would sit with him by the heater or on the porch and he would read us the Sunday comics. Characters such as Beetle Bailey, Charlie Brown, Dennis the Menace, and the Wizard of Id each had their own voices. If you walk into a Lower Primary grade classroom, you’ll likely see students reading aloud to teachers who explicitly teach them to read more smoothly and read with expression. How does Oral Reading Fluency Fit into Common Core Standards? The Common Core standards include oral reading fluency as part of the Reading Foundational Skills. Does this mean teachers can stop teaching oral reading fluency after grade 6? Are the students recognizing at least 95% of the words they are reading? Oral reading fluency does not necessarily align with silent reading fluency, but oral reading fluency can indicate what happens in students’ heads when they read silently.

Book Club Fluency is such an important component of reading. Low fluency rate may not always be detected until late elementary or early middle school. Suddenly, a student is expected to read more curriculum in a short period of time, and is not able to keep up with his or her studies. This is one area of reading that I wanted to tweak so my students would be well prepared.I realize that in order to increase a student's fluency rate, he or she needs to practice reading. Each student has a Book Club folder. Below are the forms I use: With pictures English Teachers: If you would like to use this Question Words wall chart in your classroom, then you can purchase a copy here: Question Words Wall Chart and Flash Cards. The most common question words in English are the following: WHO is only used when referring to people. (= I want to know the person) Who is the best football player in the world? Who are your best friends? WHERE is used when referring to a place or location. (= I want to know the place) Where is the library? WHEN is used to refer to a time or an occasion. (= I want to know the time) When do the shops open? WHY is used to obtain an explanation or a reason. (= I want to know the reason) Why do we need a nanny? Normally the response begins with "Because..." WHAT is used to refer to specific information. (= I want to know the thing) What is your name? WHICH is used when a choice needs to be made. (= I want to know the thing between alternatives) Which dish did you order – the pizza or the pasta? How do you cook lasagna?

Att skriva ett bra svar. | Hanna Fjeld Jag har precis kört igenom en typ av lektionspass som jag verkligen gillar. Inte för att det är det mest lustfyllda vi gör kanske, utan för att jag alltid går från de lektionerna med känslan att eleverna verkligen har lärt sig något. Vilket ju alltid känns tillfredsställande. Jag brukar vika någon eller några lektioner under varje läspass till att prata om kvalitet i elevsvar. Den här gången gjorde vi så här: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Läs igenom frågan noggrant så att du verkligen svarar på rätt sak.Ta det lugnt så att du hinner tänka till. De är kloka mina 7:or! Nu ska jag lägga någon lektion till på att läsa och svara på frågor innan vi avslutar den delen av läsandet, sen går vi vidare mot en skrivuppgift. /Hanna

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