Tag Archives: Phonics
|Dolch Phonetic System Classroom Materials Organization
|Record Keeping:Maintain a pocketed binder for student and class records.Store testing lists and or testing flashcards in the pocket of the binder.Maintain individual records, a class graph, and a status of the class.|
Test each student every week or two. They will “bug” you to test them. As a teacher, you will begin to see their confidence rise. In a regular classroom setting, teachers can grab a couple of minutes here and there for testing: during SSR, during an art project, while at the computer lab or library etc. Regular testing does not have to be
built into the schedule.
I prefer to do my own testing, so I can observe errors and help the student by giving little individual mini-lessons. If you use an aide or volunteer to test, make sure you demonstrate to them how you want your testing done. You are seeking automatically with the words. If the student takes more than a count to 5 to read the word, he/she doesn’t know the word well enough.
Dolch List 1
|the to and hea||I you it ofin||was said his thatshe||for on they but had|
|at him with up all||looks her there some||out as be have go||weak then little down|
The blends are: bl cl, fl, gl, pl, br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr, sk, sl, sp, st, sw, spr, cr, str
The vowels are: a, e, i, o, u,
The students will read word cards with accuracy.
• Word cards with words that contain familiar spelling patterns (or blends, rimes, digraphs, etc.)
Tell the students that they will be reading cards with familiar word patterns. Then,
1. Ask a student to read the first word card. Give the student no more than three seconds to answer.
2. If the student reads the card correctly, place it face down on the table. If the student cannot read
the card, tell him or her what the word is, emphasizing the pattern, and place the unread or misread card in front of the student.
3. Show the following word card to the next student, repeating step 2. Repeat until all word cards have been read or given to students.
4. Have the students who have cards in front of them attempt to read those words again. If they are able to read the card quickly and easily, take it back.
5. If a student misreads any words again, have the student keep the card and ask him or her to practice reading it.
To check for comprehension, ask students to use each word in a complete sentence.
Instead of using word patterns, use cards with sight words written on them, and have the students use the words in sentences.
This is a great activity for parents to use with their emerging readers at home too. There are many weeks left to summer, Happy Reading!
May we seek knowledge in all things,
A “mysterious” narrator takes the reader on many mysteries to be learned at the beach. Learn about the many animals that live on the beach while enhancing sight words and scientific knowledge. This book is includes a parent and teacher resource section. For parents or any caregiver, this is a great tool for exploring the teacher within and creating wonderful teaching moments for the learner in your life.
Book is anticipated to be able to review and purchase by Tuesday this coming week. The Many Mysteries of the Beach can be downloaded right to your PC or MAC. If you do not have the application required, Barnes and Noble provides free downloads of their apps to your preferred computer system.
The Many Mysteries of the Beach is a great tool to have on iPod, iPod Phone or iPad to name a few, while driving in the car or waiting in line at the grocery store. Have you ever been at the doctor’s office when it was busy, with nothing to occupy your little person’s time? EBooks are a great tool to engage your reader, strengthen phonetics, sight words and academic vocabulary. These books takes minimal effort, reduces the need for excess bags, and allows the learner many additional opportunities to read.
Reading is the cornerstone of all learning. Regardless if the book is hand held and made of paper, or if it is stored on an electronic device, the words open the door to the imagination, not the physical object.
If we are to teach and be effective in the 21st century, then we need to know its language and understand its abilities as a learning tool. However, with this said, at Unlock the Teacher, LLC we still enjoy curling up and reading a physical book too 😉 One does not have to negate the other, but both methods speak to varied learning styles that might make difference for one reader…and for us, that it worth it alone. As educators, we were forced out of our comfort zone, which can be a good thing. (This causes our dendrites to fire ;-)…hopefully!) We reviewed many statistics on the integration of technology and learning, and decided to try to meet the needs of all learners in publishing our first few book through ePub.
Technology is here and it is not going away, in fact, it is changing by the minute. Our goal is to embrace the good aspect of incorporating technology into the learning platform. We will continually look for ways to help make the learning process authentic and valid for both the teacher and the student.
We appreciate all the support expressed thus far, and hope that within the next few weeks many will check out this book and the others we will be publishing in March. All proceeds from the books launched in March, National Reading Month, will be donated to individual schools and their literacy funds.
Stay tuned for more information as we launch our website next week 😉 provide a calendar of events for the multiple community workshops we will be teaching, readings and so much more. We have even been asked, if we would be open to hosting book readings via Skype for home school groups, and the answer is…yes, we would love to 😉 If interested in having us stream in, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have had many schools contact us in regards to the one extra book we would like to donate. This book is on the many regions and has a social studies and sight words academic focus. We might even jump on a plane, and come visit one of these schools in Virginia…more information soon.
Please contact us with any questions, concerns or suggestions. We like to hear from you.
May we continue to seek knowledge in all things,
The academic focus for The Many Mysteries of the Beach are sight words and science facts.