• Lesson Components

        • Read several familiar books
          • Helps the child to understand stories and encourages fluent, effortless reading
          • In every lesson students get to read a lot of books that are on their level to help increase their fluency when reading.
        • Reading a story that was read once the day before
          • Teacher will take a running record to check the child's reading level. 
          • Allows the teacher to observe the child's strengths as well as confusions in reading.
          • Helps the teacher check on a child's progress and plan instruction.
        • Letter Identification and Word Work
          • Colorful magnetic letters are used to help build an understanding of how letters and words work.
          • Helps the child learn fast recognition of letters.
          • Helps the child learn how to get from known words to new words.
          • Helps the child build an understanding of the process of word construction that they can use while reading and writing.
        • Writing a Sentence or Short Story
          • After the sentence is completed, it is written on a sentence strip, cut-up, and sent home to be reassembled for homework.
          • Students create and write their own story everyday in their own journal.
          • Encourages the child to use sound and letter relationships to write words and to write down known words quickly.
          • Helps the child learn capitalization, punctuation, and sequencing.
        • Reading a New Book that is read independently the next day
          • At the end of every lesson a new book is introduced.  The book is chosen especially for a child based on his/her interests, vocabulary, and content.
          • Teacher encourages the child to use previously learned strategies while reading.
          • Promotes independent problem solving. 


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