Reading News March 2017
What I have learned this year.......
Students have been learning vowel team talker, long vowel, patterns. When two vowels go walking the first one does the talking! While reading, students should not separate vowel sounds that are right next to each other, such as, ai, ay, ee, ea, igh, ie, oa, oe, ow.
R-controlled vowel patterns will be the focus starting in April. Students will learn that a bossy r will control the sound a vowel makes.
Vowel Team Talkers
R- controlled Vowel Patterns
Guided Reading Lessons
In March and April, students will be re-visiting informational text. The focus will be to review text features that were learned back in November and then identify what the main idea of the text is and why the author wrote about the topic. Students may also read more than one book about a topic to compare and contrast the information learned in the two books. Once your child is comfortable identifying the main idea of an informational text, we will focus on the details that support the main idea.
Just a reminder that your child is lucky to have access to RAZ kids and Headsprout - an online resource for books at your child's level as well as phonics and comprehension support. If you need help logging onto Reading a-z please let us know.
A sight word phrase slide show is also attached. Your child should be able to read the sight word phrase before the next slide plays. Next month I will attach another sight word phrase slide show!