nErD Camp 2015 Handouts

Jul 5, 2015 by

Click the link below to download handouts for the session: “Tips and Tools for Troubleshooting the Writing Workshop: Strategies for Working with Disengaged, Reluctant, and Struggling Writers” Troubleshooting Writing Workshop_AJohnson 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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Reciprocal Teaching Assessment and Intervention Tips...

Nov 3, 2010 by

Prediction 1.  Observe students’ use of strategies. Do they: Preview the cover, illustrations, table of contents, headings before reading? Stop to predict during reading? Base their predictions on background knowledge and/or clues from the text and illustrations? Make logical predictions? Use the language of predictions? (See sentence stems under prediction activities. 2.  Watch for students who are having trouble providing evidence for their predictions or who make predictions that don’t make sense. 3.  Review how good readers use the cover, illustrations, text features, and background knowledge to make predictions. Questioning 1.  Observe students’ use of strategies. Do they: Ask questions before, during, and after reading? Ask questions based on the text? Ask main idea, detail, and inference questions? Use the question words who, what, where, when, why, what if, how? 2.  Watch for students...

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