Literacy Strategies Constant experiences with alphabet books or books, in general, are essential for letter It is one of the most important strategy teachers can do with a child. Interactively reading aloud to children has them actively involved in the process. A teacher has the children asking questions and making a prediction. Shared reading helps the students build a framework to draw attention to vocabulary. This read aloud strategy should have carefully thought-out questions. For example, a shared reading activity for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: First, point out the cover of the book. One should point to the words as you read the title, the authors, and the illustrator. According to the Resource in Early Learning, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom has a lively musical rhythm. As you read, emphasize the beat and rhythm of the words. Have the children join in the lines that repeat. It is also important to point to each letter as you read. After reading the book ask questions such as, “What happens when all the letter get to the top of the tree” or “Let’s count the
Overall, the read aloud lesson was a great experience in which I learned many aspects about myself. I believe that conducting more read aloud lessons would help me improve in tone and fluency for reading. Also, in my opinion, an interactive read aloud is a great way to assess students’ knowledge of the central message of a book. I will use the interactive read aloud lesson in my future classroom ever change I get to help my students be
The intervention used first was the Peer-Mediated instruction with repeated reading (PRR). During this phase, the students were seated across from each other. The students were then given a copy of the passage, one in which to read, and the other in which to mark the time and note any errors observed, along with a stopwatch. Both students began reading from the selected text for the pair for a duration of twenty minutes at the beginning of the class. Next, the “paired reading” time consisted of each student taking turns reading using only a whisper. To ensure the fidelity of the intervention, measures were taken to ensure that one student didn’t have to be the first reader every time. During the read aloud, the student who wasn’t reading would follow protocol and read the following sentence “Stop. That word is _______. What word? Yes, ________. Please read that sentence again.” After the paired reading time, the reader would then be asked to read
The second learning outcome is General Outcome 2, “Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts” (Alberta Education, 2000, p.16). The educational assistant was successful in developing this learning outcome by having the students re-read and pre-read chapters together. Repetition helps improve speed, memory, confidence and understanding. The students are spending a lot of time sharing ideas, discussing, exploring and explaining their understanding with each
Shared book reading focuses on developing comprehension, alphabetics, and general reading achievement to enhance student literacy achievement. The teacher selects a text and reads it aloud to a student and/or group of students. The shared book reading program allows the teacher to model reading strategies, increase alphabetic skills, and activate and increase comprehension skills through targeted questions, prompts, and strategies. During the reading the teacher prompts students with strategic prompts and/or questions to engage the students in the text. Moreover, the teacher directs the students to key elements within the pictures, words, and/or text features. The teacher tailors the shared reading experience to meet the needs of the participants (International Reading Association Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Committee, 2012). Hence, educators are able to alter prompts, questions, and strategies to enhance the learning needs of
Number 4- I know this has changed through the years, but we have tried to hold tight to the 5 days a week-30 minutes a day, in addition to classroom reading instruction configuration. As we move forward does it still have to be 5 days a week?
The strength of shared reading has been well documented by many researchers in the field of education and thus is a widely used practice among elementary teachers. Researchers have concluded the importance of shared reading experiences as it gives students opportunity with texts that helps “facilitate the
Philosophy of Literacy Instruction and Assessment My philosophy is that I want to provide children with the best education possible. Every student has the ability to read and write, but all students are going to have different ways of learning. Some strategies will work better for some than others. It
For a read aloud the teacher is in control, so the teacher will be reading the book while the students will be listening to the story. The level of the book should be at or above the students level. The stories that are read to the students should include a
For the next read aloud I would definitely do things different. For an examples I would read the book aloud before I do it in front of the class, to see how long it takes. Then I would come up with questions and have the questions simple enough for them to understand whats being asked. But keep the question good enough for them to know if they comprehension the story. And ask questions throughout the story to keep their interest with me. I could tell some of the student was not interesting with the book I reading to them.
Reading aloud can be used to provide motivation and enjoyment, build background and develop academic vocabulary, teach specific strategies and skills for comprehension, and model fluent reading. Along with these purposes there are two different kinds of read-alouds: general and instruction. A general read aloud is used to great enjoyment in reading for the students and also create a motivation for students to read independently. Instructional read-aloud builds background knowledge for the students and introduces new concepts they may have not heard or learned
Systematic phonics instruction is beneficial to children regardless of their socioeconomic status; it helps children from different backgrounds overcome reading difficulties. Different strategies to phonics instruction might be used in the classroom, such as synthetic phonics (children first are learning how to convert letters into sounds, and after
The shared book reading program is a teacher-directed literacy program designed to allow the educator the opportunity to model developing comprehension, alphabetics, and general reading achievement skills. The program aligns with the CCSS in that is focuses on the development of comprehension, alphabetics, and general reading skills. Furthermore, the program’s flexible design allows the teacher to utlize formative assessment to create targeted lessons focused on group and individual achievement (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2012).. Additionally, teachers are encouraged to use open-ended questions as well as student’s background knowledge to engage leaners during the lesson. The program encourages the use of quality trade literature
Starting this year, every day we start class with ten minutes of independent reading time. I really enjoy this time. It allows me to choose genres that interest me, which in turn encourages me to read more. As I start reading
The text suggest we do not spend enough time providing struggling readers the instruction/intervention they need to catch up. The books suggest a daily two, 30-minute expert tutorial or very small group lesson for these struggling readers.