DI Suggestions By Reba Gordon Matthews Copy of this packet, resources, and website links can be found on my 157 Staff Dev. Blog http://157staffdevblog.blogspot.com Housekeeping Items: Front Side 1. Ziploc Bag (Student Supplies) a. 2 pencils Bathroom b. Large eraser c. Bathroom/Drink Card Back of Card d. Scissors e. Flashcards (when the time comes) f. Rubber Band Drink g. Point Card h. Placeholder Index Card i. Pocket Folder (For Seatwork, Bingo Sheet, OR Misc j. Doc Cam OR Promethean Flipchart – write lessons & tasks for students to view
DI Suggestions Pg. 2 By Reba Gordon Matthews Flashcard Site: (Make your own flashcards) http://www.kitzkikz.com/flashcards/ Step 1
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DI Suggestions Pg. 4 By Reba Gordon Matthews Bingo Cards Creator Website: Bingo Card (5 x 5) http://www.bingocardscreator.com/bingo_blank_5x5.php Bingo Card (7 x 7) http://www.bingocardscreator.com/bingo_blank_7x7.php Bingo Card (3 x 3) http://www.bingocardscreator.com/bingo_blank_3x3.php Another Bingo Card Website (Thematic Cards) DLTK Custom Bingo Cards http://www.dltk‐cards.com/bingo/bingo1.asp
DI Suggestions Pg. 5 By Reba Gordon Matthews Utilizing Technology – Entry Level 1. Make a folder on your computer desktop.Collect Language Arts Websites that your students can interact with independently. 2. If your students are not familiar with your sites – Introduce them during another time during your class day.
DI Suggestions Pg. 6 By Reba Gordon Matthews Suggested Language Art Sites: Learning Upgrade – See your grade level regarding this program. Starfall – (Grades K‐2) http://www.starfall.com/ ABCs – (K‐1) Alphabet recognition, sounding and photo match Learn to Read (K – 2)
DI Suggestions Pg. 7 By Reba Gordon Matthews ABCya – (K‐5) http://www.abcya.com/ ( click on your students’ grade level and save own their desktop) ABCYa – Home Page ABCYa – 3rd Grade Page
DI Suggestions Pg. 8 By Reba Gordon Matthews Other Language Arts Websites: Online Stories/Book Websites / Spelling / Grammar Abracadabra – A Balanced Reading Approach http://abralite.concordia.ca/ Online Talking Storieshttp://www.woodlands‐junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/onlinestory.htm#talk Speakaboos ‐ Stories http://www.speakaboos.com/stories Story Online – Read by someone from Actor’s Guild http://www.storylineonline.net/index.html Spell with Flickr ‐ http://metaatem.net/words/ Spelling City ‐ http://www.spellingcity.com/ Spelling Match ‐ http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmsv/smg/
DI Suggestions Pg. 9 By Reba Gordon Matthews Other Language Arts Websites: (cont.) Online Stories/Book Websites / Spelling / Grammar Language Arts Gr 36 – Utah Education Network http://www.uen.org/3‐6interactives/lang_arts.shtml Working with Words ‐ http://classroom.jc‐schools.net/basic/la‐words.html PBS Kids – Stories – Between the Lions ‐ http://pbskids.org/lions/stories/animals.html
DI Lesson – Suggestions – Have a regular routine EVERYDAY – Will save a lot of time! The Scripted Lessons – Do’s and Don’ts DOs DON’Ts Word List Do the word list EVERYDAY Don’t make each child do the word list individually (time consuming) Make sure they get a 100% on the list Don’t go forward (right away) if your students are missing several words on the list. (See Dos) If they MISS a word – Make them say the word (3) times BY SAYING – What’s this word –THEN they say it. (Repeat this question 3 times) Then GO Back to the top of that column AND start over. If you think a child is not getting the words – Call on THAT child and make he/she say the list. If your students are having problems w/certain words – Make flashcards w/those words for practice. Compound Words –Say what kind of word? What’s first word? What’s second word? Put them together – What’s the word? Do it EVERYTIME you have a compound word. Contractions – Say – What kind of word? What’s the first word? What’s the second word? What letters are cut out? Put them together – What’s the word? Do it EVERYTIME you have a compound word. Write some contractions on the board so that they can see that letters are cut out to make the word. Continued on next page
DOs DON’Ts Word List 1st – 3rd Grades 1st – 3rd Grades (Spelling) DO spelling of words during Spelling OR Guided Reading Don’t have them spell the words (time consuming) Times (time sake). You can (if you wish) add the challenging words to your spelling list Reading STICK to the error rule. If they miss more than the DON’T go forward in the story if the group misses more (The Story) maximum – Go back to the beginning of the story and than the lesson allows. RE‐Read. Note the words that the students are constantly having issues with and make them into flashcards. Use post‐its and place them on those lesson pages. If the reader MISSES a word – Make he/she say the word (3) times BY SAYING – What’s that word –THEN they say it. (Repeat that question 3 times) Then the reader GOES BACK to the beginning of the sentence and starts over. Count it as an error if the reader doesn’t know where the Don’t reprimand the student that doesn’t know where the group is and this makes the readers focus on the text. group is…..Just say, “That’s an error.” Show them where the group is and have he/she read and MOVE ON (for time sake). Just A Suggestion – For time efficiency— Round Robin Reading – This way the kids know its there turn and you get the story read in time. PRAISE them when they read the story w/o going over the error maximum. Provide Seatwork OR Computer Websites that will SEATWORK support the DI Lesson.
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