RE 5040 Fall 2011
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re: Ashley Montgomery
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:04

Thanks Ashley! Overall we did feel the interventions worked well, but it will be interesting to see what happens as Randi continues to use the interventions. The other elements of fluency seemed to improve quickly, but expression was definitely slowest to improve, and it was the area where we saw the least amount of improvement. Hopefully continuing to focus on expression will bring more positive results!

  • Re: MaryBeth Davenport/Randi Lanier - Ashley Montgomery, Fri Nov 25 12:20
    I like your idea of using poetry to increase reading fluency. It was a good idea to use short texts. I thought your intervention steps were well thought out. I like that you first modeled the poem... more
    • Reading with expression in kindergarten - Marlee Wright, Tue Nov 29 22:49
      I have had the same experiences with expressive reading. It makes me wonder if the children who do not read with expression have had people who read to them at home, and, if they have, how well those ... more
    • question - MaryBeth, Sat Nov 26 10:08
      Ashley- I meant to ask you...Have you found anything in particular that has helped your Kindergartners with expression? Just curious.
      • ouch - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 11:25
        You all are put under way too much pressure. I wasn't even taught reading in kindergarten 50 years ago. I went to school half a day, still often fell asleep during nap time because I was so... more
        • one more thought - lanierrm1, Sat Dec 10 10:38
          If I recall correctly this summer when I did practicum in Mocksville I worked with a kindergarten student. She was below grade level but I recall I was concerned about how choppy etc. she was and I... more
        • fluency in kindergarten - lanierrm1, Sat Dec 10 10:32
          I wouldn't have thought they focused on fluency in kindergarten. I even questioned myself a little about it with my lowest students because one of them is only a level above the end of kindergarten.... more
          • Re: fluency in kindergarten - MaryBeth, Mon Dec 12 15:00
            I think we do push students too hard sometimes. I think about how many levels and abilities there are at each grade level. It makes it nearly impossible to reach every child. It seems like there has... more
    • re: Ashley Montgomery - MaryBeth, Sat Nov 26 10:04
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RE 5040 Fall 2011