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A Close Look at Fluency: Read Alouds

A Close Look at Fluency: Read Alouds

The first way Dr. Rasinski suggests to increase reading fluency is by modeling fluent reading to students by reading aloud to them.  Read alouds help build interest in reading.  They increase students’ vocabulary by exposing them to words they likely...
A Close Look at Fluency

A Close Look at Fluency

My students this year are making tremendous growth in reading.  We’ve practiced reading comprehension strategies whole group, small group, and during silent independent reading.  We’ve been talking about finding textual evidence to support our answers....
Word Work in the Middle Grades

Word Work in the Middle Grades

As a third grade teacher, I find that my word work center activities cover a variety of skills.  I want my students to review and refine their sight word knowledge specifically focused on the correct spelling of many high frequency words.  I want them to apply the...
Teaching Affixes

Teaching Affixes

Each year I teach affixes throughout the year in context.  However, we also focus on it during our spelling practice throughout the year.  To introduce prefixes, suffixes, and roots, I created this tree and display it as an anchor chart in our classroom above our word...
Assessing and Scoring Fluency

Assessing and Scoring Fluency

7 years ago (um, wow!) I was a reading teacher in a K-5 building.  We revamped our report cards that year to be very standards focused.  Indicators based on the standards were broken apart into the report card and each received their own score which then made up the...
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

After a couple weeks, and a much needed Winter Break, we headed back to school last Tuesday.  We only had a 4 day week that first week back.  With it being a shorter week, switching things up in my reading block a bit, and wanting time to review procedures, I decided...