Thursday, April 22, 2010

Research Based fun Learning Strategies

Tips for Home: Great for Every Family and Every Kid

April 22, 2010

Today I attended Research-Based Comprehensive Reading Intervention for Individuals Who Use AAC online, provided by Dynavox Pinnacle series, and Karen Erickson, PhD, Center for Literacy and Disability Studies.

I wanted to share two ideas she uses and that I have used but forgotten how great they work!! Below each strategy I have highlighted the areas that this strategy will help strengthen for a student.

I am suggesting these for home as they are quick activities that can be done in 10-20 minutes and can be easily differentiated to any child’s learning level, but benefit all kids at all ages.

- Students look at title or picture, or read first paragraph or two and predict what might happen in the story.
- Student/ Adult READS to a predetermined stopping place
- Students PROVE the accuracy of their predications and modify or make new predictions.
o Use the text and reference the book when proving or disproving if their theory is correct.

Learning Tools this Develops:
- Expanding on and recalling prior knowledge
- Reading Comprehension
- Brainstorming
- Researching
- Applying meaning to print

1. Give the student the beginning of a sentence that they might hear or use frequently “I ate all the __________”, have student guess what word you might be thinking or might fit. If they guess any foods (or item in the category or that fits), they have done a great job!
2. Give the student the same sentence with the first letter given to them, such as “I ate all the c_____.” Now the students need to use the C as a clue and guess foods that start with a C.
3. Give the student the same sentence with the beginning and ending sound or beginning and middle sound depending on child’s level.

Learning Tools this Develops:
- Expanding on and recalling prior knowledge
- Phonemic awareness
- Understanding text purpose, sequencing, and structure.
- Brainstorming
- Using text for purpopse.

P.S. Don't forget about the great links here and on Sheri Lenzo's Website that kids can use at home as well!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

April Update

We are aware that everyone is anxiously waiting to know who their child’s teacher will be next year. In order to ensure that class size, student’s needs, space needs, and parent concerns are all addressed we encourage you to FILL OUT THE PLACEMENT FORM that was sent home last week.
We will try and get information to you as soon as possible.

If you need to request another one please let Lori Krikau now asap.

Evening of Celebration: MAY 20th

5:30- 6:30 PM
An Evening to Celebrate the Hard Work of our Students!
Who’s Invited: Parents and Students of Ms. Rose
Where and When: Art Room
What: Students will chose work to put on display and show off!
What to Bring: A dish to Pass
Please RSVP by May 12th

➢ You will receive summer packets of curriculum and goals to work on over the summer related to the 10/11 year!
➢ Please call or email if you have questions now regarding these items, packets won’t come home till end of May.
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