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Help primary school pupils learn valuable reading strategies. As they choral read a poster or big book, they predict covered words and learn various reading strategies for figuring out an unknown word. This will help them gain an understanding of the alphabetic principle of associating sounds with letters in order to decode tricky words. Strategies taught include: using context, rereading, using pictures, and chunking. This could benefit your English language learners, too!
Learn how to decode multi-syllable words with accented syllables. The whole class discusses the accent for two-syllable and three-syllable words. The worksheet mentioned is not included, but a teacher could create a list of grade-appropriate multi-syllable words as a replacement. A text comprehension activity ensues, and again, the text is not included, but any book could be used in conjunction with the script of questions provided.
Review skills listed on the board to help learners with decoding skills. Then, read a short story about string instruments, skimming sentence by sentence and circling all unknown words. Next, they focus on the main idea and naming the supporting details and determine what the passage is mostly about. The passage is not included, however any text could be substituted, informational or fictional.
First, second, and third graders are told that they are going to read and write words with more than one part or syllable. They watch and listen as the teacher writes the word sunset. They listen as the teacher says the first part of the word sunset. They use letter cards as a visual aid to decode and write compound words.
Apply reading strategies to boost phonemic awareness. While reading a provided informational text, learners use decoding, vocabulary, and a graphic organizer to strengthen their overall reading ability. Handouts and the reading passage are included, but none of the strategies are well-developed or explained. Use only if experienced in teaching phonics!
A review of decoding words is incorporated in a discussion on reading with expression in order to increase fluency. The teacher gives several book options for readers to practice smooth and inflected reading, giving a short book talk on each to pique interest, and also reviewing strategies for selecting a book at an appropriate reading level. Readers find quiet places throughout the room to read a book three times, and then the teacher has them read for one minute as an assessment.
This series of activities lets the class observe and demonstrate a variety of strategies for decoding and reading fluently with expression. They listen to the teacher read passages from If You Give a Pig a Pancake with and without expression and discuss the differences. After pairing up, they then demonstrate these reading expression strategies by taking turns practicing a reader's theater play that is performed in front of a parent audience at the end of the week.
Understanding a word's etymology can really help with decoding and building vocabulary skills. Readers compare and contrast words of similar origins but with different difficulty levels. They focus on prefixes, suffixes, and affixes. Several web links and two pages of word origins are included.
If you're looking for a comprehensive reading and comprehension assessment for your kindergartners, look no further. In this fine packet of worksheets, learners must perform a series of letter recognition tasks, decoding tasks, and tasks which show they understand basic oral instructions. An answer key is provided. Very good!