Good Readers Practice Make connections Monitor comprehension Use context clues
The third grade classroom has an ESL group of four students. Because of their limited literacy skills, they have an ESL teacher that works with them every day during the literacy block. The students are receiving guidance to become better readers.
The texts in the third grade classroom are organized by genre and levels. This allows for students to select texts of interest and at different reading levels.
The cooperating teacher created opportunities for frequent sustained, and consistent literary discussions. The groups were a combination of boys and girls and needs were being met through RTI goals.
The third-grade teacher offered a variety of interesting tasks for the students during the literacy block. The students had the option of partner reading, audiobooks on iReady or silent reading while using flexible seating!
During my whole group instruction I used the text, A Chair for My Mother, by Vera B. Williams to teach the students how to make text connections. Effective teachers use whole texts for teaching concepts, instead of worksheets.