RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Ruth Ann Timmons
making adjustments
Wed Nov 30, 2011 00:56
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When working with students, as all of us know, it is important to constantly monitor and adjust our instruction based on their needs. I think this includes paying attention to their interest level, as well as their degree of comfort with the activity. Depending on the material, I'm sure fifth graders could find choral or echo reading fun if it is presented in such a manner that it would not be embarassing. Encouraging students to show each other respect allows them to take risks and participate in activities that may be out of their comfort zone. Seems like you do a great job of providing that opportunity for your class.

  • Reply - atkinssh, Tue Nov 22 12:43
    My fifth grade students were not embarassed, actually. Because they were used to each other and have been coming to my classroom together since the beginning of the year, they were already friends... more
    • making adjustments - Ruth Ann Timmons, Wed Nov 30 00:56
      • another overlooked fluency strategy - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 12:02
        Anyone who is 30 or older probably went to school when and where no one taught reading fluency. My guess is (nearly) all of us read fluently. The way that we became that way was reading tons of stuff ... more
        • Re: another overlooked fluency strategy - Nakita Carson, Wed Dec 7 20:04
          I remember we did reading groups on our levels in a basal. Most of our interaction with books came when my teachers did read alouds with us.
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RE 5040 Fall 2011