Shared Reading Reading Street by Scott Foresman Theme based Whole group skill instruction Multiple exposure to the text Selection tests to monitor skills and comprehension modeled throughout the week
Guided Reading“The ultimate goal of guided reading is to help children learn how to use independent reading strategies successfully.” *Fountas and Pinnell*
Small group lessons at students’ instructional reading level
Comprehension and decoding skills are supported through leveled text
Skills taught through shared reading are reinforced during small group instruction
Flexible grouping monitored through teacher observation and assessment
Self selected texts that they can and want to read Extended independent reading time to improve fluency and allows students to practice the strategies they have internalized Fosters interest and motivation Models fluency Engages students in interactive discussion Demonstrates comprehension of text INDEPENDENT READING READ ALOUD
SPELLING WRITING Two week cycle Five core words which spiral throughout the year Five pattern words Two application words Skills embedded within program (contractions, compound words, antonyms…) Six-Traits of writing; Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Conventions, Sentence Fluency Five day writing plan;
The introduction of Cursive Handwriting is not in the new state standards for Reading/Language Arts for 2nd Grade.
Modern technologies are changing our methods of communication. The 21st century skills, along with the integration of technology, which we are teaching, will enable our students to communicate and collaborate.