Writing 3 Steps and move on to the next child:1. Look for something they have done well (according tothe lesson focus) eg. Lesson focus is conjunctions, lookfor where they have used a conjunction correctly.2. Find something that is nearly correct and support/question them while they fix it.3. Find something that is incorrect and show them how tofix it.
During writing, children are thinking about:• How to grip the pencil • Punctuation• How to form letters • Grammar• What information to include • Idea generation• Structure/ Genre features • Spelling• Audience
Spelling tips• Spelling: Do not fix each incorrect spelling word.• “How do I spell....?”
Learning CentresLearning centres are used while the teacher takes asmall guided reading or reciprocal reading group.Students are grouped according to like needs, not likelevels. For example, students who need to developexpression when reading.Students have learning engagements to suit theirlearning needs- learning centres are not activityrotations.
Expectations for during Learning CentresStudents work quietly and help each other asneeded.Students work independently.Students know that they are not to interrupt theGuided Reading session with the teacher.If students need help they should follow the "When Idont know what to do, I can..." poster.
What will you be doingduring learning centres? Maybe...Guide a text discussionListen to students readSupport students while they play a game
How to... Conduct a text introduction before reading
How to... Help a child who is unsure of a word when reading Pause, Prompt, Praise
How to... Help a child develop Fluency and Expression when reading
Behaviour Management When working with a group of speciﬁc students,ensure the students follow our Essential Agreement.Keep students on task by asking questions like:"What should you be doing now?""Where should you be?""Tell me about what you are up to."Encourage the students by praising good behaviours anduse the class management strategies.
ConfidentialityThe privacy of both parents and child must be respected at all times.Children can easily be hurt by apparently harmless remarks from theirpeers or other children.There is an expectation that information we share with you andobservations you make of student ability and behavior in theclassroom will be kept confidentialIf another parent approaches you about their own or another child’sprogress please direct them to speak to us
Bus PassesCurrently you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org request a seat on the bus, indicating that youare volunteering for a school activity.Changes to be made from October 31
Bus pass changes to be made from October 31If you require a bus pass, you will need to let yourteacher know at least one week before you starthelping in the classroom. The teacher will then organize for you to have a‘regular helpers’ pass, so that you can catch thebus.The pass states which months, days and times youwill be helping.
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