Friday, March 2, 2012

Lit Coach Recommends...

Looking for ways to practice fluency?  Adjusting reading rate to match text is a great strategy for students to practice.  Watch Joan as she discusses with a group of intermediate students on why fluency goes right along with comprehension.  (K-5 Teachers only) Secondary folks, please see your lit coach if you'd like to watch the video.

Adjusting Reading Rates

Reading Response
It was great to see teachers across the district using the Reading Response sheets from last week's Lit Coach.  We have a couple more from the 1st grade team at North.  The web version looks a little funny.  Go to file download within the google doc to download the word version of the document.

Reading Response Nonfiction 1

Reading Response Nonfiction 2
Nonfiction Passages
Pat Battershaw found a great resource for nonfiction passages that assess the concepts you've been teaching.  At teacher can find nonfiction passage for grade 2 - 6.  These make great formative assessments.  Prepare students for the EOU Benchmark by having them complete a graphic organizer after reading.  Teachers must register - but its FREE!  Check out the passages here:  Grade Level Passages
CORE Phonics Survey
Erin created a great document to compile CORE Phonics survey data.  She even included page numbers for the CORE Sourcebook for particular lessons!  Find it on the Documents page on the Curriculum Guide Website OR download the file from googledocs here:  CORE Phonics Survey
Upcoming Dates
Thursday March 8 - Literacy Learning Lab:  Novice to Ninja Grades 3-5
Thursday March 22 - Literacy Learning Lab:  Pit Stop - Making the Most of the last 6 Weeks
Thursday April 12 - Literacy Learning Lab:  Novice to Ninja Grades 6-12
Thursday April 19 - End of Unit 3  
Literacy Learning Labs
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