Monday, April 23, 2012

Summer Reading Tips

A great tip from the Iowa Reading Association for parents to help their children with reading during the summer. TV time can be turned into a summer-reading opportunity if parents turn on the captioning feature while lowering the volume.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Multisyllable Work Continues

Our multisyllable work is moving along. The students are picking up the information and gestures quite easily. They enjoy the flashcards and sorting syllables. They are learning what a pseudoword word is. The hardest part is for me, the teacher, to always present the questioning in the same order so that the students will do the same. Five minutes at the beginning of a class period is perfect and I am getting use to setting the timer. They love being the "teacher" and setting up the examples and asking the questions. The small group is a bit intimidating as far as the power responses I had hoped for. I keep pushing them and trying to make it fun. My goal of better word accuracy because of this program is yet to be determined. The program has certainly made me look at words differently.