Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Trying Something Different

I was introduced to a multisyllable intervention plan at the Iowa Reading Association conference last spring. I have noticed a need for some basic word attack skills in my older students (3rd & 4th grades). The plan was created by the 95 Percent Group, Inc. My hope is that it will provide instruction on how to apply knowledge of syllable types and divisions in order to read multisyllable words. So far we are learning the gestures and routines for closed syllables. The plan works well in a small group setting and we use a timer to make sure we stay within the planned time frame. I am getting use to the language and the order of each lesson and of course, it gets easier the more I do it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Washington Book Fair October 31-November 3

It is a great thing to start life
with a small number
of really good books 
which are your very own.
--Francis Bacon