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Guided Reading and the Reading Process – Step 2 READING

Guided Reading and the Reading Process – Step 2 READING

After pre-reading comes the FUN PART - READING! You can read all about pre-reading HERE! Reading is when my little learners apply what they have learned! They apply knowledge of sight words, phonics skills, decoding, vocabulary skills, word identification, and reading...

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Guided Reading and The Reading Process: Step 1 Pre-Reading

Guided Reading and The Reading Process: Step 1 Pre-Reading

Sixteen years ago... I was a first year teacher... I had NO IDEA what I was doing when it came to guided reading groups! I DREADED that small group time! I taught a 1/2 split and my kids were on so many different levels. I couldn't figure out how to organize my...

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Decoding Drills for Fluency – Phonics Fast Reads

Decoding Drills for Fluency – Phonics Fast Reads

As a first grade teacher, my goal is for my students to become fluent readers. I want them to enjoy reading, and I want them to leave me and enter second grade knowing that they can pick up any book and read for enjoyment. While fluency is only one key ingredient in...

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Reading is MAKING MEANING with Kevin Henkes Author Study

Reading is MAKING MEANING with Kevin Henkes Author Study

At the beginning of each school year my goal is for my students to have fun and enjoy reading! My first reading lesson is to teach them that reading is MAKING MEANING. My students learn that they can read a story by reading the words AND/OR by reading the pictures....

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