Textbook: Trophies -- Harcourt
- Word segmentation
- Rhyme recognition and production
- Syllable blending
- Syllable segmentation
- Syllable deletion
- Onset and rhyme blending
- Initial phoneme isolation
- Final phoneme isolation
- Medial phoneme isolation
- Phoneme blending
- Phoneme segmentation
- Phoneme addition
- Phoneme deletion
Reading aloud to students contributes to their motivation, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, knowledge base, literary understanding, familiarity with academic and literary terms, sense of community, enjoyment, and perhaps to a lifetime love of literature.
Reading aloud exposes students to more challenging texts than may be able to read independently.
Listening skills and strategies are greatly improved during read-aloud activities.
- Models fluent reading behavior
- Builds students’ vocabularies and concepts
- Creates an interest in narrative structures
- Builds background knowledge by introducing children to new ideas and concepts and by expanding on what is familiar to them
- Exposes students to different text structures and genres, such as stories, alphabet books, poetry and informational books.
Comprehension strategies are interactive processes that allow readers to monitor and self-assess how well they are understanding that they are reading.
provides students with a wealth of opportunities to read a rich variety of text:
- Big Book
- Read-Aloud Anthologies
- Library books collection
Reading for Fluency:
- Echo Reading - Students repeat (echo) what the teacher reads aloud
- Choral Reading - Groups of students read aloud with teacher simultaneously
- Repeated Reading - the teacher models, and students reread several times
- Readers’ Theater- students assume roles and read them aloud from the text
- Partner Reading - students take turns reading aloud to a partner
- Tape-Assisted Reading- Students listen to an audio text and read along with the recording
- Phrase Cued Text - Students read text that have been “chunked” into syntactic phrases
- Shared Reading - Students join in as the teacher reads to the whole group
In Kindergarten students begin to write sentences and brief narrative about familiar experiences.
- ABC Journal
- Rhyming Journal
- This or That Journal
- Writing Journal
- Scribble Journal
The use of both informal and formal tools and strategies, include formative and summative assessments, provides a comprehension picture of students’ achievements as the progress through an instructional program.