Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

RTI Resource

"The best intervention is prevention."
~Mike Mattos

Self-Selected Reading - Mrs. Yen's Class

Check out Mrs. Yen's SSR schedule and chart allowing students to sit around the room to read. She has definitely set up her classroom for success!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Weekly Language Quiz - Cold Assessment Example

It's difficult to acquire grades when utizlizing writer's workshop. In addition to monthly published pieces, consider adding a weekly cold assessment to your plans. See example below:

Language Cold Assessment

Parts of Speech

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Encouraging Making Words Lesson

Lesson modified from:

Lesson 26 from Cunningham, P. (2003). Big Words for Big Kids:  Systematic Sequential Phonics and Spelling. Greensboro, NC:  Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, Inc.

Access Lesson Here:

*According to Robert Marzano, highly effective teachers use similarities and differences in their classrooms. When sorting and transferring, you are finding similarities and differences. :-)

This is typically a two-day lesson. You have students make the words the first day, and sort and transfer the second day.

Make the Words:
  • rage
  • raging
  • race
  • racing
  • care
  • caring
  • uncaring
  • canoe
  • canoeing
  • courage
  • encouraging
Sort the Words for Patters:
  • rage, raging
  • race, racing
  • care, caring, uncaring
  • canoe, canoeing
  • courage, encouraging
  • raging, racing, caring, uncaring
  • etc.

Transfer the Words:
  • If you can spell race, you can spell lace.
  • If you can spell lace, you can spell unlace.
  • If you can spell racing, you can spell lacing.
  • If you can spell care, you can spell dare.
  • If you can spell caring, you can spell daring.
  • If you can spell rage, you can spell stage.
  • If you can spell raging, you can spell staging.
Sort the Transfer Words into the Other Words:
  • See examples below

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall into Reading

Fall into Reading

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This is the PowerPoint used last Friday with Missouri State University student teachers. Please post or e-mail with questions or comments. :)