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Cindi bradshaw
School programs
Tue Jul 16, 2013 14:45
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Heather,
At our school this year we used a program called Reading Plus. Like your school some of the students made progress, but others were not able to progress and it created a lot of frustration. The problem that I had with the program was that it was all online; students sat in front of a computer for the entire session and there wasn't any choice involved at all. It was completely prescribed. Needless to say, escorting 8th graders to the computer lab every Tuesday for their dose of prescribed reading on the computer became quite the chore.

  • letter sites - Heather Fisher, Tue Jul 16 11:02
    I used a couple of these sites in first grade when teaching phonics. I really like the construct a word because it uses word chunks and I taught alot of work chunks. In fourth grade, my PRT does word ... more
    • School programs - Cindi bradshaw, Tue Jul 16 14:45
      • Frustration and a bit of a rant... - lohrmk, Tue Jul 16 16:32
        In my opinion, this is one of those negative side-effects of high-stakes testing. So often we are handed a program that is "teacher proof" and told that we have to "teach" the program even though it... more
    • Re: letter sites - Lindsay Aaron, Tue Jul 16 14:42
      Lexia sounds like a great program for the upper grades. I find myself becoming bored with Words Their Way! What is your thoughts?
      • RE: Lindsay - Heather Fisher, Wed Jul 17 10:45
        I like words their way, I think you just have to mix it up and play some games with it to keep them interested. Here are some activities I found that they can play with their sorts.... more
        • RE: Lindsay - Lindsay Aaron, Wed Jul 17 17:07
          Thank you so much!I will check them out!
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