Literacy4Real Summer Conferences...

Apr 15, 2017 by

Registration is now open for the Literacy4Real Summer Conferences in Southeast Michigan and West Michigan. Join our dynamic team as we “get real” about all things literacy this summer! Click the links below to download informational flyers and registration forms. July 24-25, 2017 Literacy4Real Conference Registration_Southeast Michigan   August 15-16, 2017 Literacy4Real Conference Registration_West Michigan Click here to register online.       Share...

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MRA 2017 Conference Handouts

Mar 8, 2017 by

Click the links below to download handouts for Annemarie 2017 MRA Sessions: “Let’s Experiment! Inspiring Students to Revise Their Writing” Let’s Experiment Handouts   “De-Mystify and Elevate Your Writing Instruction” De-Mystify Writing Instruction Handouts Toolkit Confer Forms K-2 Toolkit Confer Forms Gr 3-5 Click  here to purchase the Conferring Companions for  Narrative, Information, and Opinion/Argument writing. This tool contains a menu of skills and strategies for conferring with our writers around the texts types and predictable problems such as building volume, stamina, and fluency. Also included in the kit are conferring forms to make your record-keeping much more efficient! Click the links below to download registration flyers for Literacy4Real Summer Conferences: July 24-25, 2017 Literacy4Real Conference Registration_Southeast MI August 15-16, 2017 Literacy4Real Conference Registration_West Michigan Online registration available here.   Click here for registration information. Share...

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Onsets and Rimes / Phonograms / Word Families...

Jul 19, 2011 by

Follow the link at the bottom of this post for some FREE downloadable word family cards that you can use to help your primary students learn some basic phonics patterns. First, a quick review: What are onsets and rimes? An onset is the consonant(s) before the vowel(s) in a syllable: /m/ in mind /str/ in street Not all syllables have an onset (it and and do not have onsets).   A rime (A.K.A. a phonogram) is the first vowel in a syllable and whatever follows: /ind/ in mind /eet/ in street All syllables have a rime. Why should we use them in our word study instruction? Onsets and rimes are important because: they are the most psychologically accessible units of sound that may be mapped to a spelling pattern (Goswami, 1996). rimes (also referred...

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Free Downloadable Reciprocal Teaching Resources...

Nov 3, 2010 by

Below are links to free downloadable reproducibles and resources that will help you implement reciprocal teaching in your classroom: Reciprocal Teaching Bookmarks Reciprocal Teaching Worksheet Question Prompts Predict-Confirm-Adjust Chart Spin a Question Board:  Copy onto cardstock and attach a spinner. Reciprocal Teaching Prompt Cards:  Reproduce, cut, and place cards on a looseleaf ring.  Provide one set for each group of students.  The student who is leading the lesson at the time works through the prompt cards to help guide the discussion.  These should be used in the early stages only.  Once students are comfortable leading the lesson, the prompt cards are no longer needed. Reciprocal Teaching Teacher Assessment Form Reciprocal Teaching Self-Evaluation Reciprocal Teaching Posters:  These can be enlarged to 11 x 17 posters. Share...

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