Tag: literacy

  • New Vocabulary Words for Children

    New Vocabulary Words for Children

    Did you know: •Students must learn 3,000 words per year by 3rd grade.  •Only 400 words a year are directly taught by teachers.  •Students do not learn vocabulary words based on their age or their grade.  •They learn words based on their experiences , (Beck, et al, 2002)  •Academic demands are high •Everyday speech consists of […]

  • Children’s Books for Visualization

    When a child is able to form an image in their mind, it helps them understand what they are reading. It provides a context based on the child’s prior knowledge. Teachers can lead students to visualize by reading aloud and having students either draw what they “see,” write about it, or discuss with a partner. […]

  • Anybody Home?

    Anybody Home?

    A child’s imagination is unlimited and should be encouraged and celebrated. Reading to children and asking questions like, “I wonder what will happen next,” allows them to construct their own scenarios. Children learn through repetition and exposure to a variety of experiences.  Books that become familiar are like the foundation of a house. Once a […]

  • The Power of Books

    The Power of Books

    Begin your collection of children’s books. Make sure you check out your local library book sales, thrift stores, yard sales, online sources.

  • Think Aloud Stems

    These are sentence stems for various strategies good readers use. Use these to model for students during lessons. Using think alouds is a powerful way to give students strategies they can use when they read independently. ———————————

  • The Power of Books

    This happens to me all the time. Books ignite the imagination and take us on a journey. Here are some books I have read recently and recommend. 

  • Great Ipad Apps For guided Reading

    ******Use the above link to access a great resource for early readers. The best part is that it will highlight words as they are read. Here are GREAT RESOURCES, some have a free trial period. Bookshare: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/ Lexia: https://www.lexialearning.com/core5 Razkids: https://www.raz-kids.com Skybrary: https://www.skybrary.org/school Headsprout: https://www.headsprout.com Lightsail:https://www.headsprout.com Newsela: https://newsela.com Rewordify: https://rewordify.com Thinkcerca: https://rewordify.com Activelylearn: https://www.activelylearn.com

  • Book Videos

    Outstanding story about overcoming fear.  The Emperor’s Egg video Learn about Emperor penguins in this delightful, informative book.

  • Free Online Reading Sites for students

    Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover Live Khalifa and Amal http://pardot.eblireads.com/l/835013/2020-03-13/8sfm https://pebblego.com/ https://www.getepic.com/?utm_channel=searchu0026amp;gclid=CjwKCAiAkJKCBhAyEiwAKQBCkvuLaEZjQhj6SG97wjxb5OolcY-uNNlU-26QO_2ntGH9UspTTMyFmRoCWlAQAvD_BwE https://www.freechildrenstories.com https://www.justbooksreadaloud.com https://monkeypen.com/pages/free-stories-for-kids **********************************************************************************

  • Teaching Vocabulary

    •Students must learn 3,000 words per year by 3rd grade. •Only 400 words a year are directly taught by teachers. •Academic demands are high •Everyday speech consists of only 5,000- 7,000 words.  The books that young children are able to read are intended to help them practice their reading skills rather than build their vocabulary. While we can […]

  • Reading FLUENCY

    Repeated readings help students with fluently. Make 2 copies of a page of text . Put them in clear plastic sleeves. Set timer for one minute. Go over errors. •Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with expression •A fluent reader reads smoothly and is interesting to listen to. Ways to Foster […]