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Week 15 Update

Our Learning LITERACY: In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Reading Superpowers.  Students learned about the word perseverance and applied it to their reading.  Just like superheros don’t give up after one try, we keep trying more strategies to solve unknown words!  We also used song patterns and special voices to bring our books to life.  In Writing… Read More Week 15 Update

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Week 14 Update

Our Learning LITERACY: In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Reading Superpowers.  Last week we learned about the Eagle Eye strategy to give us picture power.  When faced with a tricky words, students know that they can look at the picture for clues.  This week we discovered Lips the Fish to give us sound power.  In this… Read More Week 14 Update

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Week 12 Update

Our Learning LITERACY: In Reading Workshop we continued our unit on Reading Superpowers. Students revisited their “pointer power” and made sure that every word, even the longer ones, gets one tap.  Students also quickly recognized “snap words” in their books and beyond – we are noticing them everywhere!  In Writing Workshop we continued our unit on Labeling and Listing.  Students planned… Read More Week 12 Update

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Week 11 Post

Our Learning LITERACY: In Reading Workshop we started our unit on Reading Superpowers.  Students focused on using their finger as a reading tool – to help them point to the words they can read, check to make sure their voice matches the word on the page, and practice reading one word for each finger tap.   In Writing Workshop we… Read More Week 11 Post

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Week 10 Update

Our Learning LITERACY: In Reading Workshop students practiced pointing to and reading words they know, rereading to sound more like the book, and adding to their “snap word” bank.  I’ll share more information about snap words (also known as sight words or high-frequency words) at conferences.  In Writing Workshop students finished “fancying up” one of their stories by adding… Read More Week 10 Update

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Week 9 Update

We had a fabulous time at yesterday’s Halloween celebrations!  Thanks to everyone who pitched in to make the day so special for the kiddos.  🙂 Our Learning LITERACY: In Reading Workshop we continued our routines for Read to Buddy/Emergent Story Books.  Students learned how to retell their “old favorite” stories in their own ways – we practiced… Read More Week 9 Update

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Week 8 Update

Our Learning LITERACY: In Reading Workshop we continued our routines for Read to Buddy.  Students learned how to sit EEKK, how to take turns reading (I read, you read), how to read together (choral reading), how to coach their partners through tricky parts, and how to talk to their partners about their books.   In Writing Workshop we continued our… Read More Week 8 Update

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Week 7 Update

Our Learning LITERACY: In Reading Workshop we learned how to read with an expert voice (nonfiction books) and a storytelling voice (fiction books).  Students also learned to use connecting words such as, “AND THEN…” as they flip a page and continue telling the story.  We also began our routines for Read to Buddy.  Students learned how… Read More Week 7 Update

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Week 6 Update

Our Learning LITERACY: In Reading Workshop we continued to our build strong reading habits in the area of informational (nonfiction) text.  Students learned how to use pictures and think about what they already know to help them read, how to use gestures to teach the information they’ve learned, and how to read using an expert voice.  We… Read More Week 6 Update

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Week 5 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we continue to build strong reading habits.  Students are learning how to grow their reading stamina, make a plan for reading, and how to look for and read words they know.  In Writing Workshop we began our unit on oral language.  Students learned how to tell a story about something they know… Read More Week 5 Update