3. Desire to Learn to Read & Write Building Blocks Kindergarten Program Print Concepts Language Concepts Letters & Sounds Phonemic Awareness Interesting Words
4. Desire To Learn To Read & Write Create an environment where all students see themselves becoming independent readers and writers through a variety of developmentally appropriate activities. Language ConceptsFoster the ability to read and write words through the use of morning messages, journal entries, sentence building activities, and environmental print. Print ConceptsTeach print concepts by modeling how to write and participating in shared reading and shared writing experiences. Phonemic AwarenessDevelop phonemic awareness, including the concept of rhyme, through activities with poetry, rhyming books, tongue twisters, and playing with language. Interesting WordsExtend the list of real-life words that students find personally relevant, such as favorite restaurant names, favorite cartoon characters, and family members. Letters & SoundsEncourage letter and sound recognition through activities with alphabet books, beginning and ending sounds, and shared writing of predictable charts.
5. Grade level 1-3 The Four Blocks
6. How does it work: Guided Reading
Teacher works with a small group.
7. Children in the group are similar in their development of a reading
process and are able to read about the same level of text.
Each child reads the whole text.
8. The goal is for each child to read independently and silently.
9. The emphasis is on reading increasingly challenging books over time.
10. Children are grouped and regrouped in a dynamic process that
involves ongoing observation and assessment.
11. Guided Reading: is a context in which a teacher supports each readers development of effective strategies for processing novel texts at increasingly rates.
Guided reading lessons usually have a before-reading phase, a during reading phase, and a
after reading phase.
Before reading phase: helps children build and access prior knowledge, and make
connections to personal experiences, develop vocabulary essential for comprehension, make predictions, and set purpose for their reading.
After reading Phase: helps children connect new knowledge to what they knew before,
follow up predictions, and discuss what they learned and how they are becoming better readers by using these reading strategies.
Many different kinds of reading formats are: The whole class reads together and the teacher
uses shared reading, choral reading, echo reading, everyone reads to encourage all participation.
Other groups include: Partners, playschool groups, Book Club groups, Think-Aloud
groups, and coaching groups. Couching groups is when the teacher has small groups and reads a selection with them while the other children read the selection in partners or individually.
13. The goal of the Guided Reading Block are:
To teach comprehension skills and strategies.
14. To develop background knowledge, meaning vocabulary, and oral language.
15. To teach children how to read all typed of literature.
16. To provide as much instructional-level reading as possible.
17. To maintain the motivation and self-confidence of struggling readers.