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Week 16 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will begin our unit on Pattern Books.  Students will think use the cover, title and pictures to think about the pattern of their book, practice holding the pattern in their head while they read, and know which words will repeat in the pattern by noticing what repeats in the pictures. … Read More Week 16 Update

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Week 15 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will wrap up our unit on Reading Superpowers.  Students will use patterns to “sing out” books, use punctuation to figure out how to read a text, and change their reading voice to show understanding (example – change voice to reflect the feelings of the characters).  In Writing Workshop we will continue our… Read More Week 15 Update

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Week 14 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will continue our unit on Reading Superpowers.  Later last week we practiced using 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 will discover Lips the Fish to give us… Read More Week 14 Update

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Week 13 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will continue our unit on Reading Superpowers.  Students will revisit their “pointer power” and make sure that every word (even the longer ones) gets one tap!  Students will also recognize “snap words” in their text and use them to check their reading.  In Writing Workshop we will begin our unit on Labeling… Read More Week 13 Update

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Week 12 Update

In this short week, we will review our reading strategies from last week.  Although we have half days, we still have specials!  Have your child bring their PE shoes on Monday and Tuesday.  We also have Media Center on Tuesday, but students may not be able to check out a new book due to the… Read More Week 12 Update

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Week 11 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we started our unit on Reading Superpowers.  Students will focus 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… Read More Week 11 Update

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Week 10 Update

  Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will wrap up our unit on Emergent Storybooks.  Students will use more and more words that are exactly the same (in Three Billy Goats Gruff: “trip-trap, trip-trap, trip trap”, “Who’s that trip-trapping over my bridge?”), point to and read the words they know, and reread to sound more like… Read More Week 10 Update

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Week 9 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will continue our unit on Emergent Storybooks.  Students will practice rereading old favorites by remembering to say more details about each page, using connecting words (first, then, next, last), and talking to partners about strong feelings in our books.  In Writing Workshop we will continue our launching unit.  Students will… Read More Week 9 Update

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Week 8 Update

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will begin our unit on Emergent Storybooks.  Students will learn how to read “old favorites” in their own way, how to use pictures to name things they see and predict what will happen next, and how to reread to think more about the story.  We will also continue with our… Read More Week 8 Update

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Week 7 Post

Our Learning LITERACY:  In Reading Workshop we will begin our routines for Read to Buddy.  Students will learn how to sit EEKK, how to take turns reading (I read, you read), how to read together (choral reading), and how to talk to their partners about their books.  In Writing Workshop we will begin our launching unit.  Students… Read More Week 7 Post