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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Excellent Instruction

From the Minnesota Public Schools, recommendations and examples of instruction that "beats the odds" while creating learning success for youngsters.   Movies include lessons on phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, oral comprehension & vocabulary development, writing, and resources.

http://rea.mpls.k12.mn.us/uploads/teachers_who_beat_the_odds.pdf

Interactive Reading Games for Children

http://www.readingresource.net/websitesforkids.html

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Read for All the Right Reasons!

Great stories to entice children, strengthen their vocabulary & have FUN with? 
It doesn't get much better than this, a list that can get you started:

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/03/67-books-for-kids/?pid=1185&viewall=true

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Grade 2



2nd Grade   Week # 4    October 1-5, 2012    *Some need daily review of Sight Words
*Teachers have TOUCH LETTERS:  th, ch, wh & sh, all vowels, s, es, ing & silent e
MON 1    COMMON CORE:  Demonstrate an understanding of spoken words, syllables & sounds/phonemes
Phonemics Awareness
x
Touch Phonics TG  Lesson 32 p. 82-83  
       ~Making Words   *Open syllable + silent e   
*Sight Words:   gone  laugh
Yellow letters:  t, h, d, p, f, s, b, r, c           
Blue letters:   bl, cl, gl, tr, fl, cl   Red letter: y 
                                                                                                                                                                                         Review:  *Touch Phonics TG-  final e words  pp. 87-91
Phonics
x
Comprehension

Vocabulary

Fluency


TUE 2 COMMON CORE:  Know & apply grade level phonics/word analysis skills in decoding words
Phonemics Awareness
x
 p. 8  Heggerty lesson 3  *5 Min.  *Differentiate as needed
1st  read:  True Blue Friends, The Plane Trip & Leveled
          Readers/other materials to serve students @ your table.
CC Guided Reading: phrasing, decoding, character, setting, context/picture    
                           clues, predict, and summarize using correct order of events.
 
*Sight Words:   gone  laugh
           
Phonics
x
Comprehension
x
Vocabulary
x
Fluency
x

WED   3   COMMON CORE:  Read on-level text w/ purpose & understanding                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Phonemics Awareness
x
p. 8  Heggerty lesson 3  *5 Min.    *Differentiate as needed
2nd read:  True Blue Friends, The Plane Trip & Leveled
          Readers/other materials to serve students @ your table.
CC Guided Reading Skills: character, setting, context clues, sequencing, and      
             learning to read words containing open vowels & CVC
e  patterns.
 
*Sight Words:   gone  laugh                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Phonics          
x
Comprehension   
x
Vocabulary          
x
Fluency                 
x
  THU 4   COMMON CORE:  Read on-level text w/ purpose & understanding
Phonemics Awareness
x
 p. 8  Heggerty lesson 3  *5 Min.    *Differentiate as needed
Additional reads:  True Blue Friends, The Plane Trip
               
& Leveled Readers/other materials
                    to serve students @ your table.
CC Guided Reading Skills: character, setting, context clues, sequencing
&  learning  to read words containing open vowels, & CVC
e  patterns.
 
*Sight Words:  gone  laugh                                                                                                             

Phonics          
x
Comprehension   
x
Vocabulary           
x
Fluency     
x
              
  FRI  5   Teacher Institute
  MON  8   Columbus Day


Common Core Guided Reading Skills: read on-level text with purpose & understanding.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.