• Lesson Components

    • Read several familiar books
      • Helps the child to understand stories and encouraged fluent, effortless reading
      • In every lesson students get to read a lot of books that are on their level to help increase their fluency when reading.
    • Reading a story that was read once the day before
      • Teacher will take a running record to check the child's reading level. 
      • Allows the teacher to observe the child's strengths as well as confusions in reading.
      • Helps the teacher check on a child's progress and plan instruction.

     

    • Letter Identification and Word Work
      • Colorful Magnetic letters are used to help build an understanding of how letters and words work. 
      • Helps the child learn fast recognition of letters.
      • Helps the child learn how to get to new words to known words.
      • Helps the child build an understanding of the process of word construction that they can use while reading and writing.

     

    • Writing a Sentence or Short Story
      • After the sentence is completed, it is written on a sentence strip, cut-up, and sent home to be reassembled for homework.
      • Students create and write their own story everyday in their own journal. 
      • Encourages the child to use sound and letter relationships to write words and to write known words quickly.
      • Helps the child learn to read and write using his/her own natural language patterns.
      • Helps the child learn capitalization, punctuation, and sequencing.

     

    • Reading a New book that is read independently the next day
      • At the end of every lesson a new book is introduced.  The book is chosen especially for a child based on his/her interests, vocabulary, and content. 
      • Teacher Encourages the child to use previously learned strategies while reading.
      • Promotes independent problem solving.

     

     

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