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Course Modules. These 9 course modules include in-depth information, classroom strategies, assignments, and additional resources on the building blocks of teaching reading and writing — including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension. In the accompanying video clips, you'll hear from literacy experts and see

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Fluency: In Practice | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Of course, to do so, students must be able to see the same text that you are reading. They might follow along as you read from a big book, or they might read from their own copy of the book you are reading. For choral reading, choose a book that is not too long and that you think is at the independent reading level of most students. Patterned ...

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Phonological and Phonemic Awareness: Assignments | Reading ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Now that you've had a chance to learn about phonemes, let's see if you are able to do the following exercise! Listening for phonemes How many phonemes do you hear when I say the words below? Click on the word to hear it spoken, then highlight the line underneath the word "Answer" to see the answer. Example: book Download this audio file. See answer Answer: 3 /b/-/oo/-/k/ Example: day Download ...

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Special Education Basics | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Special education is instruction that is specially designed to meet the unique needs of children who have disabilities. This is done at no cost to the parents. Special education can include special instruction in the classroom, at home, in hospitals or institutions, or in other settings. Over 5 million children ages 6 through 21 receive special ...

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Teaching Reading | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Jul 23, 2013  · Reading 101 Course. Our free, self-study online course — 9 modules on teaching the elements of reading and writing, plus guidance on informal assessment. You'll also find resources on helping struggling readers.

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Phonological and Phonemic Awareness: Introduction ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Phonemic awareness is the ability to notice, think about, and work with the individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words. This includes blending sounds into words, segmenting words into sounds, and deleting and playing with the sounds in spoken words. Phonological awareness (PA) involves a continuum of skills that develop over time and that are ...

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Welcome to Reading 101! | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 17, 2014  · Reading 101 is a self-paced professional development course for K-3 teachers, developed by Reading Rockets. The program provides teachers with an in-depth knowledge of reading and writing so they are prepared to guide their students …

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Phonological and Phonemic Awareness: Post-Test | Reading ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Phonemic awareness is one part of ____________, which also includes activities on phonemes, rhymes, syllables, and more: a. phonological awareness. b. text comprehension. c. print awareness. d. all of the above. Reading 101 is a collaboration with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction and The International Dyslexia Association.

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Spelling: In Depth | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Apr 29, 2014  · Learn about the different stages young children go through in developing their spelling skills and how phonetic or "invented" spelling can play an important role in helping children learn how to write. In this section: Precommunicative stage Semiphonetic stage Phonetic stage Transitional stage Correct stage "Invented" spelling Children advance through identifiable stages in their development ...

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Classroom Management | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Mar 17, 2014  · You have a wonderful reading curriculum in place, you've carefully reviewed your overall instructional plan and you are confident that if you proceed as planned your students will succeed. There's only one thing standing in your way — classroom management. If you don't have an effective plan for classroom management firmly in place, it won't matter how wonderful your plan for

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Fluency: Introduction | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Fluency is the ability to read a text with accuracy, automaticity, and prosody (expression) sufficient to enable comprehension. Fluency is a key skill to becoming a strong reader because it provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension. Why fluency is important When fluent readers read silently, they recognize words automatically.

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Phonological and Phonemic Awareness: In Practice | Reading ...

Posted: (52 years ago) These activities will work effectively for most students, but children will vary in their response to these activities. Some students will need much more practice than others, and what works well for most students will not necessarily be effective for everyone. Language comprehension activities In this section Language comprehension activities Phonological awareness activities

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Assessment: In Practice | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) The Informal Reading Inventory is an ongoing assessment. In kindergarten, perform the Informal Reading Inventory at least twice per year, at mid-year and at the end of school. In first and second grades, it should be done at least three times, at the beginning of the school year, at …

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Introduction: How Children Learn to Read | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Of course, struggling readers may continue to have difficulties with word recognition well beyond third grade. Reading experts like Linnea Ehri (1991, 2005), have identified the typical stages of reading development. These phases are briefly described below, in the context of typical expectations for reading by grade. Also see Spear-Swerling ...

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Comprehension: Introduction | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Comprehension is the whole point of reading. Skilled readers do more than decode the words on the page; they understand and interpret what they read. They construct meaning from text. By reading actively and purposefully — and by reading a lot — skilled readers can learn from and enjoy what they read, which motivates them to keep reading.

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Phonics and Decoding: Activities for Your First Grader ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Of course, only do this for words that can be sounded out! If the word can't be sounded out, just supply the word for them. What strong decoding looks like in first grade. Try these phonics activities at home Fridge fun. Magnetic letters can provide lots of easy phonics practice right in your kitchen. For an alphabet refresher, ask your child ...

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Writing: In Depth | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Effective writing depends on thoughtful word choice and that, of course, depends on a writer’s vocabulary. Encouraging students to use newly acquired vocabulary in their writing can enrich the language that they use, but we need to ensure that students use words grammatically and precisely.

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Print Awareness: Introduction | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Print awareness is understanding that print is organized in a particular way — for example, knowing that print is read from left to right and top to bottom. It is knowing that words consist of letters and that spaces appear between words. Print awareness is a child’s earliest introduction to literacy. While some children enter school with ...

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Fluency: Pre-Test | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Students who are likely to need fluency support: a. have a limited vocabulary and limited background knowledge. b. have processing speed or attention challenges. c. are receiving reading intervention in other skill areas. d. all of the above. Automaticity and fluency: a. …

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How to Modify Your Teaching for Students With Low ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Classrooms today have students with many special needs, and teachers are often directed to "modify as necessary." The following article takes the mystery out of modifying your teaching strategies with concrete examples that focus on students' organizational skills.

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Why Students Think They Understand When They Don't ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Invariably, a student with this problem has spent a great deal of time reading over the course material, yielding a lot of familiarity, but not the necessary and richer recollective knowledge. 2. Shallow Processing. A teacher may prepare an excellent lesson containing a good deal of deep meaning. But this deep meaning will only reside in a ...

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Differentiated Instruction | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) The model of differentiated instruction requires teachers to be flexible in their approach to teaching. Teachers adjust the curriculum and presentation of information to the learners within their classroom, instead of expecting them to adjust the information presented. Classroom teaching is a mix of whole-class, group and individual instruction.

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Developing a Tutoring Program | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) The following is an eight step process for starting a successful new tutoring program. Step 1. Assess the need. The first task of a planning group is to assess the need for a tutoring program. The community may already have assessment information such as test scores, retention rates, and anecdotal reports from families and teachers.

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Becoming a Certified Literacy Teacher | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Tier 3 requires successful completion of additional course work, intensive supervised practicum, and the CEERI. The knowledgeable and skilled teacher of reading. Skilled reading is the foundation of academic success, economic opportunities, lifelong learning, and quality of life. The knowledgeable and skilled teacher of reading can make a ...

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Comprehension: Post-Test | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) The purpose of activating students' prior knowledge is to: a. enable students to visualize what they are reading. b. enable students to draw from their own experiences. c. enable students to focus on concepts. d. all of the above. Effective comprehension instruction requires: a. a direct explanation of strategy.

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Assessment: Introduction | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Assessments can be invaluable in helping us to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each student and to guide the next steps in instruction. There are many informal tools for assessing the various components of reading. No single assessment will provide insight into all of the reading-related skills that students need to learn.

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Comprehension: In Depth | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Reading comprehension, simply stated, is the act of understanding and interpreting what we read. What happens in our students’ brains as they read is anything but simple! Skilled reading depends on a wide range of abilities — everything from concrete, masterable skills like decoding to complex, hard-to-pin-down thinking skills like making inferences.

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Developing Research and Information Literacy | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) One of the first skills in developing information literacy is being able to tell the difference between fact and opinion. A fact is a statement that can be proven true or false. An opinion is an expression of a person's feelings that cannot be proven. An awareness of the difference …

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Print Awareness: In Practice | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Reinforce the forms and functions of print found in classroom signs, labels, posters, calendars, and so forth. Teach and reinforce print conventions such as print directionality (print is written and read from left to right), word boundaries, capital letters, and end punctuation. Teach …

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Assessment: In Depth | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Progress monitoring assessments measure a student’s overall progress during the school year or progress toward acquiring specific skills that have been taught. Examples of these kinds of measures include curriculum-based measures (CBMs), criterion-referenced tests, and informal measures such as reading inventories.

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Comprehension: In Practice | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) When it comes to teaching comprehension, our work is never done! Unlike letter-name knowledge or phonics, comprehension can never be mastered. It continues to develop over the course of each individual’s lifetime. Even for proficient readers, comprehension is dependent on …

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Writing: Introduction | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Sometimes it looks like children’s writing evolves naturally: from a few squiggles, to random strings of letters, to increasingly conventional writing, and eventually progressing to well-crafted essays. But just like learning to read, learning to write is not a natural process. To ensure that all students become skilled writers, we need to provide systematic, explicit instruction, combined ...

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Vocabulary: In Practice | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Of course, it is not possible to provide specific instruction for all the words that students do not know. Students also need to be able to determine the meaning of words that are new to them but not taught directly to them. They need to develop effective word-learning …

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Phonics: Introduction | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Phonics: Introduction. The goal of phonics instruction is to help children learn the alphabetic principle — the idea that letters represent the sounds of spoken language — and that there is an organized, logical, and predictable relationship between written letters and spoken sounds. Phonics instruction helps children learn the ...

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Vocabulary: Introduction | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Oral vocabulary refers to words that we use in speaking or comprehend in listening. Reading vocabulary refers to words we comprehend or use in print. In the Simple View of Reading, which describes reading as having two basic components — word recognition and comprehension — vocabulary falls under language comprehension. Vocabulary plays an important part in learning to read.

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The Challenges of Learning to Teach Reading | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) The Challenges of Learning to Teach Reading. Teaching reading is a complex process that draws upon an extensive knowledge base and repertoire of strategies. This article argues that many novice teachers are underprepared to teach reading effectively, and examines some of the reasons why. Teaching reading is a job for an expert.

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Why We Need to Teach Reading and Writing | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Aug 03, 2015  · Many educators trumpet the idea of reading-writing relationships, emphasizing how close reading and writing are. As a teacher I was a big believer in this — my kids wrote every day, despite the lack of a report card space for writing, a writing curriculum, writing standards, or even any professional development on the topic. I strongly believed that when you taught writing,

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Culminating Projects | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) If there are any sports involved in an author's books, have students create sports stories about the characters. Students can even do horoscopes for characters, ads for things that characters might use or need, promos for movie or TV versions of a book, and, of course, book reviews. Read aloud favorite passages from an author's books

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Glossary | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Glossary. Effective reading instruction builds steadily upon children's developing understanding and use of both spoken and written language. It includes an understanding of a broad range of literacy terms and concepts, listed below. Initially, these words may not feel very concrete — until you begin to use them regularly in your planning ...

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For Preschool Teachers and Childcare Providers | Reading ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Young children are like sponges. Every day they learn skills that will help them become readers. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers become aware of books and print and learn about sounds and letters. Preschool educators play a critical role in promoting literacy, preventing reading difficulties, and preparing young children for kindergarten. The following research-based information was ...

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Orthographic Mapping in the Acquisition of Sight Word ...

Posted: (52 years ago) May 28, 2021  · Orthographic mapping (OM) involves the formation of letter-sound connections to bond the spellings, pronunciations, and meanings of specific words in memory. It explains how children learn to read words by sight, to spell words from memory, and to acquire vocabulary words from print. This development is portrayed as a sequence of overlapping phases, each characterized by the

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What to Expect | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) The first year of teaching is a tough job. Everything is new — the students you're responsible for; the school's procedures; your relationship with fellow teachers, administrators, and parents; what you plan to do and teach each day; your classroom management and teaching style; and much more. What to Expect Your First Year of Teaching If you wanted to know what it’s like to walk on the ...

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Teaching Creative Writing | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Of course, as with much student interaction, this feedback needs to be modeled and monitored. Assessing student writing As mentioned above, many teachers view creative writing as "impossible to grade," and think that any form of evaluation is necessarily subjective and therefore often unfair.

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Writing: Assignments | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) For a deeper understanding of what works in writing instruction, read the practice guide from the U.S. Department of Education and watch our webcast, Teaching Writing. Read The practice guide Teaching Elementary School Students to Be Effective Writers provides four recommendations for improving elementary students' writing. Each recommendation includes implementation steps and solutions for ...

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Fluency: Activities for Your Second Grader | Reading Rockets

Posted: (52 years ago) Fluency: Activities for Your Second Grader. Reading fluency is a child's ability to read a book or other text accurately, with reasonable speed, and with appropriate expression. A fluent reader doesn't have to stop and "decode" each word and can focus attention on what the story or text means. Fluency is the bridge between decoding words and ...

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Phonological and Phonemic Awareness: Activities for Your ...

Posted: (52 years ago) Phonological and Phonemic Awareness: Activities for Your First Grader. Phonological and phonemic awareness are important pre-reading skills, related to the ability to hear, identify, and play with the sounds in spoken language — including rhymes, syllables, and the smallest units of sound (phonemes). Children with strong phonological ...

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