News and notes from your I.S.
September 29 - LHT 4:00
- LIM Family Information Night 5:30
Here's an example of a learning target from Ms. Ohren's class.
3rd grade SRI
Mrs. Isabelle uses this chart as a motivator for her students to push through the lexile levels on SRI. Stop by and check it out!
This is the Yes Ma'am strategy. Use it to help your students answer questions more completely and thoroughly.
3rd grade SRI
- Make sure all of your posters/anchors are displayed in one central location. Students should be able to reference them from anywhere in the room, including carpet and desks.
- Students should be up close (carpet or closely gathered) during teacher modeling then make their way back to desks for practice.
- Follow the FUNDations guide sequence and directions carefully. If the lesson says not to review the entire alphabet chart, don't. If it says to introduce a particular word or sentence, do. The lessons are paced with time and student development in mind.
If you are a word work classroom you may still be finding yourself trying to find exactly how to fit or get your word work in your lesson in a timely but somewhat fun way. Its too bad we all don't have a prescribed program to follow but you get to be more creative this way. I have listed some fresh ideas in the Forever Learning section of this newsletter. These sites are more geared to 3-5 but can be incorporated into 1st and 2nd as well.
Just as with FUNdations, consistency and time management are key when it comes to Word Work. Some of the activities I share suggest longer increments of time. Don't give in!! Stick to the 20 or so minute plan. All of the activities can be modified to fit the time limits or stretched over two days.
Let me know if you try anything new and how it goes. Let's bring the fun back reading component #1!
Word Graffiti: This vocabulary introduction can easily tie into decoding and identifying word parts which are evident throughout the Phonics Continuum. It's also a great strategy for cross-curriculuar activities.
Roll a Word: Again, a vocabulary strategy that can easily tie into the Phonics Continuum components. Also a great activity for when you have a sub and want students to review.
Word Work for Upper Elementary: I'm too cheap to purchase this Teachers Pay Teachers file. :) Some of the ideas were a little low level, but others were great. Click on the free preview and check out these strategies in particular: Cartoon It, Headline It, Present It, and Quote It. Maybe 4 of us can pitch in a $1 each and purchase it. Haha!!