1. Prior to reading - the first thing is making sure you have selected the appropriate text based on the sound or grapheme you are focusing on.
2. Segmenting and blending - this is focusing on the words in the text. Practicing segmenting them out and blending them together. This is practiced continuously to build confidence and skill with the sound.
3. Tricky words - reading the tricky words as 'fast words'. Lots of reading over them and practicing these so when they are recognised in the text students can say them quickly.
4. After reading - just like every other guided reading session; talk about the text and have students respond to what was covered.
I love word work and small snippet activities that get students to practice key skills from your classroom. Being online at the moment, it can be hard finding fun activities that students can practice during your online sessions. These word work hot spots are a great quick way to practice key skills! There are eight in this slide deck that can be used online in whole group discussions, or assigned to Seesaw or Google classroom to complete.
This weeks sunday spotlight I am sharing this great reading exit slip tracker that you can use with your older kids. Perfect for keeping track of how long they have read for, a part they enjoyed and creating ownership of their learning. This exit slip could be used alongside read to self or read to someone from Daily 5.
As I have little learners coming to visit every fortnight on a Tuesday, I'm going to use that literacy block to be themed around a picture book. The first one is around the book "Piranhas don't eat bananas". I will have a range of themed activities out along with a task card, for students to use to play, build and then shared their learning. An example is one in the picture below - a piranha peg!
I can't wait to get this underway this week and will use it to start and see the success of this programme. There are so many opportunities and benefits for structured play in the classroom and linking it to picture books is a fantastic start! I can't wait!
I have had lots of interest in my Daily 5 products over the last few days so thought I would give a quick blog post on my experience with Daily 5.
It has been a huge part of my literacy programme for the last two years. This year will be my third year using it, this time with Year 3's. Previously I have done in with Year 1s and then Year 1/2 composite. I first came across Daily 5 online and purchased this book 'The Daily 5'. It unpacks it very clearly and highlights how you should implement it in your classroom. If you're looking to get it going in your classroom then start with this.
Room 11 loves using QR codes. QR codes are easy to use and make. They are linked to different websites or youtube clips, that children can scan with a QR code reader and be taken to that website.
QR codes are used with listening to reading in Room 11! They love hearing online stories so helped me to create some for our top 10 books we love to hear. These are printed out for students to use in the class and access easily.
Our top 10 books include:
-The Hungry Caterpillar
-The Wonkey Donkey
-The Tiny Seed
-The Rainbow Fish
-We're going on a bear hunt
-Room on the broom
-Harry the dirty dog
-Hey, thats my monster!
-Green eggs and ham
If you would like to download these and use them in your classroom please click here, for access to the pdf >> Room 11 Top 10 books!
So I came across this cool post on the NZ Teachers Facebook page, and immediately had to make these things called 'Book boats'. I went out and brought the containers, had huge difficulty cutting the lid in half with a saw and decorated them on my teacher only days.
School has only been back a few days. We brought them out on Monday for 'read to self' time in reading and the children were in love. They all wanted a turn and couldn't wait to read in it. As we only made 5, we had to leave them only for 'read to self' time when they could then choose to read in them on the deck.
You can see in the picture, the children are so engaged with their reading. So cute and comfortable! The best thing I've made for my classroom this year!
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