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Fluency Boot Camp! | Reading. Writing. Thinking. Sharing. 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. You can organize it for just one day, or you can set it up to last a full-week or month! 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. Poetry:
I'm obsessed with Daily 5! Check out my rotation chart & FREEBIES! Well friends, it's official I am obsessed with Daily Five! I read the book & stalked all your blogs & became....OBSESSED! I am loving it & so are my kiddos! It was very intimidated at first because I wasn't sure how I was going to fit it into my schedule & then I found out we are required to do an uninterrupted 90 minute reading block which does not include RTI...ugh! Well, I'm making it work & LOVE IT! Here are a few shots of my kiddos in action! I know, I know...holy cuteness! Can you say "Namaste"...they can! This is our first try @ "Read to Self" after picking out our "Just Right" books for the week. Of course I set the "Stamina Timer" on the smartboard! After we built up our stamina to 12 minutes I let them have "reading buddies". And then I introduced "Read to Someone". Two of my boys during "Read to Someone". Another perfect example of "Read to Someone". Okay last one...them saying "Namaste". Here is a sheet that I created for "Word Work". Rainbow writing word work center in action!
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ABCya.com | Kids Educational Computer Games & Activities Daily 5 (or rather Daily 7) goodies to share.... I seriously can't believe it has been almost 2 months since my last post! This school year is C~R~A~Z~Y!!!! Or maybe it's just me that is crazy! Along with teaching...I'm taking 9 hours of grad school (which is kicking my butt!!) My daily 5 centers are working! The reason I think centers is so successful this year is because I only allow 3 people at each center, except buddy reading (only 2) and technology (4). So far it is working out nicely!
Lit For Kids Phonemic Awareness Assessment All assessments should be given one-on-one. When should it be assessed? Phonemic awareness assessments should be done three times during the kindergarten and first grade years to help guide instruction. Examples of assessment questions * Remember, when a letter appears between slash marks, you should say the letter sound, and not the letter name. Phoneme matching Which words sound alike? Phoneme isolation – Initial (first) sound: What's the first sound in "sat?" Phoneme isolation – Final (last) sound: What's the last sound in "sat?" Phoneme isolation – Medial (middle) sound: What's the middle sound in "sat?" Phoneme blending: What word do these sounds make? Phoneme segmentation: What sounds do you hear in "hot?" Phoneme manipulation – Initial (first) sound: Say "mat" without the /m/ sound. Phoneme manipulation – Final (last) sound: Say "mat" without the /t/ sound. Phoneme manipulation – Substitution: Say "pig."
Target the Problem! Welcome to Target the Problem!, a tool to help parents and classroom teachers understand the specific problems a child may be having with reading. You'll find practical suggestions on what you (and kids themselves) can do to help students overcome or deal with their reading difficulties. Overview Target the Problem! in depth For more comprehensive information, click below to learn about areas where kids often have reading difficulties: What you'll find in each section An explanation of the problem and how it affects a child's reading Information on how children experience the difficulty as well as what it may look like from a parent's or teacher's point of view Suggestions on what parents, teachers, and kids themselves can do to help Links to more information You can also download and print this handout version of "Target the Problem!" Download the handout (246K PDF)* Things to be aware of There are many reasons why reading can be hard. We hope you'll use this information as a starting point.
Five close reading strategies to support the Common Core I walked in to my first college class, Political Science 101, eager to learn. For my inaugural college assignment, my professor asked the class to read the first three chapters of the textbook for the next class period. That night, I returned to my dorm room, determined to learn everything I could in those three chapters. I pulled out my textbook and highlighter. However, when I opened my textbook it was unlike anything I had read in high school. I shrugged, pulled out my highlighter and started highlighting. I quickly realized that I had no real game plan for reading this complicated textbook. Flash forward to my first few years of teaching. While this method may have been slightly more effective than what I used that first day of college, it was still too vague and ambiguous for my students. Last fall, I attended an AVID workshop about critical reading strategies. 1. The Common Core asks students to be able to cite and refer to the text. 2. 3. 4. 5. · Ask questions.
Student Authors What is Close Reading? The common core standards are encouraging teachers to engage students in close reading. Much of the focus of discussions of close reading have emphasized what teachers should not do (in terms of pre-reading, or types of questions). I am being asked with increasing frequency what close reading is. Close reading requires a substantial emphasis on readers figuring out a high quality text. This "figuring out" is accomplished primarily by reading and discussing the text (as opposed to being told about the text by a teacher or being informed about it through some textbook commentary). However, close reading requires that one go further than this. Finally, with the information gleaned from the first two readings, a reader is ready to carry out a third reading—going even deeper. Thus, close reading is an intensive analysis of a text in order to come to terms with what it says, how it says it, and what it means. Should I give the students a preview of a text?
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