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Friday, January 25, 2013

Reading & More from Scholastic

Resources galore await you on YouTube from Scholastic.

Read every day.  Lead a better life.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL374462DCA4AFE3F6

Scholastic Parents
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtCDOmMCDvapsNVMF2JE0wx9x4PCUs6Qj

Author Interviews
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0D0540D99E2FD9B2

What's Hot
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB478A6D20E5B324E

Book Trailers
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0A3EC21903A84659


Your Reading Lessons Just Got Better

http://www.readworks.org/books/readaloud

Looking for great literature to read aloud to children?  We've got your link:  organize an account at READWORKS.ORG and you're set for information and resources that will improve the outreach with children from K through 6th grade.  The passages available are easily printed, with complete lesson plans. Best news yet?  It is FREE and aligned to The Common Core Reading Standards.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Grade 1



1st Grade    Week #15    JAN. 21-25, 2013    ~Review Sight Words
* TOUCH LETTERS: th, ch, wh & sh, all vowels, s, es, ing & silent e
Lessons are aligned to The Common Core Standards: http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf

MON  21    Martin Luther King Holiday

TUE  22  CC Emphasis:  Demonstrate an understanding of spoken words, syllables & sounds/phonemes
Phonemics Awareness
x
Touch Phonics TG  Lesson 11 p. 28-29  ~building words  
*Consonant Digraph  ch  *New Sight Words:   what  put  you
Yellow letters: ch, p, t, g, m, s, n, l, l, r, b      do
4 Review: *Touch Phonics TG  Word Lists p. 36
Phonics
x
Comprehension

Vocabulary

Fluency


WED  23  CC Emphasis: Read on-level text w/ purpose & understanding
Phonemics Awareness
x
Heggerty lesson 11      *5 Min.  pp.21-22       
1st Read:  Chub and the Chips & Leveled Readers/other    
                materials for pupils @ your table.

CC Guided Reading: phrasing, decoding, character, setting,
context/picture clues, predict, summarize using correct order of events
            
Phonics
x
Comprehension
x
Vocabulary
x
Fluency
x

THU  24  CC Emphasis:  Read on-level text w/ purpose & understanding
Phonemics Awareness
x
Heggerty lesson 11     *5 Min.  pp.21-22          
2nd Read: Chub and the Chips & Leveled
Readers/other materials for pupils @ your table. 

Progress Monitoring             
Phonics
x
Comprehension
x
Vocabulary
x
Fluency
x

FRI  25  CC Emphasis:  Read on-level text w/ purpose & understanding
Phonemics Awareness
x

Progress Monitoring

Next progress monitoring week:  FEB. 4-8th
prior to P/Teacher Conferences:  FEB. 14-15th
Phonics
x
Comprehension
x
Vocabulary
x
Fluency
x


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


Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Rhyme Per Week? Oh, Yes!

Looking for a way to teach rhymes and have fun too?  Try these free printables, filled with valuable phonological awareness and language/literacy development strategies!  We use them in "The Reading Room."  The site has an entire year of weekly lessons: 

http://curry.virginia.edu/go/wil/rimes_and_rhymes.htm

50 Healthy Recipes to Try

Cooking with kids is a great way to help them use their evolving reading skills.  So, we made Apple Oat Balls this week in class.....VERY easy and healthy too.  Here's our resource guide, free on the web & there is one delicious food item from each state.  Apple Oat Balls came from Michigan!   
There was a little social studies lesson in there too......

http://www.epicurious.com/images/pdf/TheEpicuriousHealthyLunchtimeChallengeCookbook.pdf

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Grade 1


1st Grade    Week #13    JAN. 7-11, 2013    ~Review Sight Words
* TOUCH LETTERS: th, ch, wh & sh, all vowels, s, es, ing & silent e
Lessons are aligned to The Common Core Standards: http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf

MON  7  CC Emphasis:  Demonstrate an understanding of spoken words, syllables & sounds/phonemes
Phonemics Awareness
x
Touch Phonics TG  Lesson 9 p. 20-21  ~building words
*Short Vowel  REVIEW  *New Sight Word:   put
Yellow letters: f, r, p, l, m, t, n, b,
               h, g, d, s, c, g
4 Review: *Touch Phonics TG  Word Lists pp. 22-25  
Phonics
x
Comprehension
x
Vocabulary
x
Fluency
x

TUE  8  CC Emphasis: Read on-level text w/ purpose & understanding
Phonemics Awareness
x
Heggerty lesson 9      *5 Min.  p.17           
1st Read:  Jam in the Den, Del, Gum on a Cat & Leveled Readers/other materials for pupils @ your table.
CC Guided Reading: phrasing, decoding, character, setting,
context/picture clues, predict, summarize using correct order of events
            
Phonics
x
Comprehension
x
Vocabulary
x
Fluency
x

WED  9  CC Emphasis:  Read on-level text w/ purpose & understanding
Phonemics Awareness
x
Heggerty lesson 9     *5 Min.  p.17            
2nd Read: Jam in the Den, Del, Gum on a Cat & Leveled Readers/other materials for pupils @ your table. 
CC Guided Reading: phrasing, decoding, character, setting,
context/picture clues, predict, summarize using correct order of events
            
Phonics
x
Comprehension
x
Vocabulary
x
Fluency
x

THU  10  CC Emphasis:  Read on-level text w/ purpose & understanding
Phonemics Awareness
x
Heggerty lesson 9    *5 Min.  p.17            
Additional Reading/ Writing activities for Jam in the Den, Del,
Gum on a Cat & Leveled  Readers/other materials to serve pupils @ your table. 
CC Guided Reading: phrasing, decoding, character, setting, context/picture clues, predict, summarize using correct order of events             
Phonics
x
Comprehension
x
Vocabulary
x
Fluency
x

FRI  11           Heggerty lesson 9  *5 Min.  p.15            
 Reading/ Writing activities with SHORT VOWEL SOUND books (on the middle table)
& Leveled  Readers/other materials to serve pupils @ your table.


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