Monday, November 25, 2013

Reading Strategies

Here are some of the reading strategies we have been learning in class.  Please make sure to review them at home and continue to be your own teachers to figure out tricky words.


What Are You Thankful For?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Molly Lou Melon

This week, we will be basing our ELA component of our learning from the story, Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon.  Get ready to be a part of the classroom conversation!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Parent Teacher Conferences

I'm available during Parent Teacher Conferences, in the evening and afternoon.

Please stop by our learning lab if you can!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Keep the Beat, Article

Check out this article from Medical Xpress regarding a correlation between rhythm (keeping a beat) and language skills needed for reading.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Reading Strategies for All Grades

Before Reading:
  • Look at the title
  • Look at the bold words and/or illustrations
  • Think about the topic
  • Think about what you want to find out
  • Predict what the story will be about
During Reading:
  • Form pictures in your mind
  • Ask questions
  • Make predictions
  • Check/modify predictions
  • Reread if parts do not make sense
  • Use context clues to help with difficult words
  • Retell parts of the story
After Reading:
  • Summarize/retell important information
  • Reread to answer questions
  • Think about questions you still might have
  • Look for additional information on the topic
  • Summarize the story using a topic sentence, details and a concluding sentence

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Veteran's Day

Reminder, no school on Monday, November 11, 2013.