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Mrs. Harris' Reading Intervention class Blog

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 5:15 PM

Another Snow day?? Whew!!!

In the words of one of my first students..."This is the first, this is the second, this is the threeth time..." I've tried to update this blog! 

I thought I'd take this opportunity on a snow day to update parents on what I have been doing in my reading intervention groups. Some students have been with me since September or October; some just started this month.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 472-7341, ext. 6118.

First grade:  in this group, we focus on letter identification, letter sounds, blending phonemes in words (b ar k=bark), using reading strategies conwhile reading, and reading with expression and meaning.

Second grade: Great group that uses expression and meaning!  With this group we work on reading fluency, sight words, and blending phonemes.

Third grade:  While these students can read on grade level materials, they struggle with comprehension. Their comprehension is lessened because they are not fluent in their reading.  Thus, we work on fluency and comprehension.

Fourth grade: These students struggle with fluency and comprehension. It helps to present the standards in a small group setting so that they can get individual practice and help as needed.

Fifth grade: Even though these students are the oldest in the school, they need to work on their reading stamina. It is difficult for them to read the long text that they are required to read without being VERY distracted. We work on attitude towards reading, fluency, and comprehension.

Posted By NILA HARRIS at 5:15 PM
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Friday, December 21, 2012 10:20 AM

Christmas Party

The kiddos and I had a great Christmas party.  They seemed to enjoy the gifts they received from me and each other.  Thank you to all of the parents who sent in boy/girl gifts, things for the party, helped out at the party, and sent in gifts for me.

Posted By NILA HARRIS at 10:20 AM
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Saturday, November 10, 2012 11:02 PM

State research project

According to our standards, 2nd graders should be able to "conduct a shared research project".  To meet this standard, first we did some research about our own state (Kentucky).  Then the kids drew the name of a state, and I put a couple of research sites on my webpage.  They researched their state and recorded data in a state research packet.  We wrote about our state to meet the standard "write informative, explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement".  The kids did an awesome job!  They are now working on creating a power point presentation about their state.  Once completed, we will invite the parents to come in so they can present what they did!

We will be presenting our powerpoints this Friday as 12:00. I hope you can come join us!

Posted By NILA HARRIS at 11:02 PM
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