Today is Day 3 of the Thankful Teachers Linky at Blog Hoppin’
I know it’s only November, but it’s a chilly 27 degrees this morning and I wouldn’t mind a snow day to catch up on blog reading! If you missed it, Blog Hoppin’ shared Time Savers on Monday and Helpful Hints on Tuesday. Dozens of tried and true tips from teachers I admire? Yes, please!
I’m offering a throwback post to share my all-time favorite reading intervention activities. I pull a daily reading group for “Power Hour” every morning (open with Shared Reading and move to Guided Reading), and push into the general education for the phonics block (small groups) and comprehension (parallel teach).
Whenever possible, I stagger my phonics small groups to occur about halfway through the general education block. This way, my students have the opportunity to learn with the whole group (build stamina) and then I can check for understanding to guide a reteach (if necessary), spiral review (always), and practice, practice, PRACTICE! I also incorporate Leveled Literacy Instruction from Fountas and Pinnell (♥).
If I’m doing a reteach, I will use as many different activities as possible, including hands-on opportunities to sharpen our decoding skills.
Here’s my throwback post explaining our faves:
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013
UPDATE: I did finally finish those blending boards this past summer! Here’s the complete pack – 200 pages offered in both color and b/w:
and here’s a freebie for initial blends with short vowels:
As always, I LOVE hearing (& learning) from you!
Have a wonderful week! Jen
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