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Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture
Thu Sep 10, 2015 15:39
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So what advice would you give first grade, now that you are in third grade? What can we do in first grade, especially the for higher readers to help with the ultimate goal of silent reading?

  • Seeing a Bigger Picture - brittanyavery, Mon Sep 7 10:41
    Addressing the question, "Does it [Whole-to-Part theory] match what you know about reading?", I'm now seeing the reading process in a new light, or seeing the bigger picture. In the lecture he kept... more
    • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - Candi, Thu Sep 10 15:39
      • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - brittanyavery, Fri Sep 11 06:00
        I would suggest (especially for higher readers) helping them to build their silent reading endurance. Obviously, first graders are not going to be able to read "silently" as long as third graders,... more
        • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - Candi, Fri Sep 18 15:16
          Thanks! This is something I will work on. I have not thought about silent reading and how start to teaching this skill in first grade. However, after completing the IRI for our assessment class it... more
        • Silent Reading - megangouge, Wed Sep 16 16:28
          There is so much of a foundation that has to be set for silent reading to happen. Establishing a "purpose" for reading is such a difficult task for children to understand. I agree with building... more
    • lightbulb! - megangouge, Tue Sep 8 16:31
      Do not feel like it is just being a "newbie" for just now seeing these things. This year I have "graduated" from first grade and am across the school K-4, the importance of silent reading didn't... more
    • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - Anonymous, Mon Sep 7 16:19
      Brittany that is a real world application to the theory. Silent reading is very important but reading this article I can now see how important it is in developing and practicing the contracts of... more
      • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture (fix) - shannonsilver, Tue Sep 15 12:38
        Brittany that is a real world application to the theory. Silent reading is very important but reading this article I can now see how important it is in developing and practicing the contracts of... more
        • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture (fix) - candithompson, Tue Sep 22 11:30
          After testing one of the students you work with really opened my eyes to how important silent reading is for our students. Your student had a major difference in oral and silent reading. I feel this... more
      • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - brittanyavery, Mon Sep 14 21:29
        Yes, Shannon, it is very beneficial to read about the things that we are seeing in our classroom and understand what's going on with the child (or at least troubleshoot and have an idea about what's... more
      • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - megangouge, Tue Sep 8 16:46
        Melanie, I agree with you that the article was difficult to read without the background or prior knowledge that the lecture provided :)
      • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - Martha Brown, Tue Sep 8 09:25
        The reading was a lot of new information for me. I also read, listened to the lecture and reread the article. It continues to amaze me how the many parts need to come together in the process of... more
        • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - byrdaw, Wed Sep 9 19:11
          I agree with you Martha. It is a miraculous occurrence. What do you believe to be the key strategies or foundational instruction practices that aid students in the pre-k classroom?
          • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - Martha Brown, Thu Sep 10 13:36
            In the pre-k classroom, I believe that reading each day is a critical component. It is important for pre-school teachers to talk to and with children every day for vocabulary development and to ask... more
            • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - byrdaw, Thu Sep 17 20:33
              Thank you for responding to my question. I love learning what reading occurs in the pre-k classroom and how those foundations are lain. Labeling is an excellent way to develop language for ESL and... more
            • Fostering Literacy Development - Melanie McLeod, Thu Sep 10 17:32
              Ms. Martha: Your ideas for the pre-k classroom sound wonderful! I totally agree that pre-k teachers must refer to letter-sounds of student names, recognizing names, and labeling drawings as well as... more
        • Many Literacy Components - Melanie McLeod, Tue Sep 8 20:40
          Hi, Ms. Martha: I have taught upper-elementary children for the majority of my career. However, I have moved down to the first grade level for the past three years. Everyone asks me how I like... more
          • Re: Many Literacy Components - byrdaw, Wed Sep 9 19:14
            What are the most challenging components to teach in the foundational elementary years of instruction? Are there strategies that you have determined that work best for students that are identified... more
      • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - Anonymous, Tue Sep 8 08:53
        Yes, Shannon, it is very beneficial to read about the things that we are seeing in our classroom and understand what's going on with the child (or at least troubleshoot and have an idea about what's... more
        • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - shannonsilver, Tue Sep 8 23:24
          What about graphic novels? I think about those for students that need higher content lower readability.
      • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - Anonymous, Mon Sep 7 16:21
        This was Shannon I am using my hotspot so it didn't ask me my login info. for some reason.
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