Leap Into Literacy: Grade 1

Winter Edition 2018-2019

Learning About the World: Reading Nonfiction

Wild Kratts: A Great Resource for Nonfiction Fluency

In Bend II and Bend III of Learning About the World: Reading Nonfiction you'll help your students make their voices reflect more meaning and provide emphasis to help convey what a word, phrase, or whole section means (p. X). You can use a short video clip of a nonfiction topic to model how students' voices should sound.

Coach students to use their voices to "punch out" (add emphasis) important words.

Follow this link (or see below) to see a sample Wild Kratt's show about monkeys, which could link to your mentor text, Hang on, Monkey! by Susan B. Neuman.

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Transitioning to Flexible Seating

Curious about flexible seating? This article gives ideas for making the transition successfully!

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Mystery Bag Activity: Promoting Oral Language

Clues are shared by the special student of the day to help the rest of the class to reveal the mystery item.

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Template and Guidelines for Reading Conferences

This document was adapted from Jennifer Serravallo's new book, "Understanding Texts & Readers."

Visit A Reading or Writing Lab Site

Please remember that we continue to support your visitation to your colleagues' classrooms through our reading and writing lab sites. If you would like to visit a colleague, just reach out to your building's RDT. Think about an area of focus for your visit in order to make your time in your colleague's classroom meaningful and purposeful.

Happy Visiting!