Please click below to review our home reading letter.
Fluency is a very important reading skill. It is defined by Mariam Trehearne as expressive reading with understanding. Fluency is also affected by whether the student reads with phrasing, at an appropriate rate (not necessarily quickly), and with intonation.
Rereading encourages fluency development. In the classroom the children each have a Shared Reading duo tang where copies of all of the poems and charts we have read during shared reading are kept. During independent reading times children are encouraged to reread previously learned poems to encourage fluency. I will be posting anything that is in the Shared Reading duo tang on the website under the “tag” Shared Reading on the blog. I encourage you to visit this area often by clicking on the word Shared Reading under Tag-A-Look on the right hand side of the blog. This “tag” will bring you to all of our shared reading materials. Click below for some of the shared reading materials we are using in September.
Today we did our first shared reading poem. The children figured out that our shared reading poem was The Wheels On The Bus by using strategies such as:
1. Looking for Popcorn Words.
2. Sounding out the letters.
3. Looking at the pictures.
I was amazed at how every child participated in the shared reading following along with my pointer.
Here is a copy of our poem: The Wheels on The Bus
Here is a copy of the Popcorn Song for review and for our new families to Winona. The song is sung starting with like and you go down the columns. The song is sung to Mary Had A Little Lamb. Popcorn Song
Here is a videolink to Alphardy which will help your child review his or her letter sounds!
Vowel sounds are often tricky for children! These songs below are guaranteed to help your child remember their vowel sounds………although may drive you a little “BATTY” while they are at it!
Earlier this week your child came home with a printing sheet with the letter your child is responsible for teaching the rest of the class how to make. Please practise this letter with your child to help him/her be successful when he/she teaches the rest of the class. This sheet can stay at home and does not need to be returned to school.
Our class is looking for donations of plastic spoons and forks. If you have any clean plastic spoons/forks (dollar store sells them), we would happily accept this donation. Thank you!
Today we talked about how sometimes learning to print letters correctly helps us become better writers. We have worked hard on our printing books and we were all very proud of our work because we each tried our own personal best. The following list tells the letter your child needs to become an expert in. On your child’s day he or she will teach the class how to form their expert letter correctly. Please practise printing all of the letters with your child when situations involving printing come up. It would be helpful if you took extra time with the letter your child is an expert in so that he or she is confident when it is his or her turn to teach the class. In your child’s agenda is the letter your child is responsible for. He/she can keep this paper at home to practise their letter. Please note there is not a calendar for each day as we will be doing the letters as they come up in our booklets so please practise over the next few days so that all students are experts on their letters by Thursday September 17th. Thank you.
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