Learning to Read - Falling in Love with Reading - Reading to Learn
A Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Program for Developing Phonemic Awareness and Fluent Word Recognition. Sample One Minute Drill
Benefits of teachers reading aloud to their students includes:
improving fluency and comprehension
modelling fluency, comprehension, and decoding strategies
building a reading community
introducing and building new vocabulary
motivating readers to want to read
My Father’s Dragon
Toys Go Out
The Mouse & The Motorcycle
The Chicken Squad
The Year of Billy Miller
The One & Only Ivan
The Good Dog
A Boy Called Bat
Mr. Popper’s Penguin
The Chocolate Touch
Harvey N Trouble School
Song of a Whale
Shakespeare for Kids
Dragon in a Bag
Me & Marvin Gardens
Song of a Whale
We Are All Made of Molecules
The Bridge Home
The Benefits of Being an Octopus
Why do we read?
Where do we read?
What do we read?
What do readers do when they read?
What does reading look like?
What does reading sound like?
**Wise Reader Summary Sheet with mentor texts**
How do we build stamina?
How do we keep our mind in the book?
**Building stamina Summary Sheet with mentor texts**
Get my lips ready
Stretch the word out
Chunk the word (grapheme / syllable / base)
Blend the sounds together
Does it sound right? Does it make sense?
**Decoding Summary Sheet**
5 Finger Rule
The Goldilocks Rule
Focus the lesson back to the goal
Students share how the mini lesson has helped them become wise readers
Students share strategies and thinking with peers regarding the goal of the lesson
Students can reflect and revisit prior learning while connecting it to the mini lesson
Students can check in on their personal goals
Opportunity for a quick assessment of where students are at in order to plan for the next lesson