Yesterday I held a presentation on Reading at IST for Grades 3 to 5. We discussed:

  • Balanced literacy includes reading, writing, word work, and speaking and listening
  • Reading includes phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
  • In grades 3 to 5 the focus lies on fluency, vocabulary and comprehension
  • Reading includes: modeled reading, interactive shared reading, guided reading/literature circles, and 1-to-1 reading with the teacher
  • Setting reading goals is an important part of improving your reading
  • Teachers typically teach skills in the different areas of reading and then reinforce them through the different kinds of reading, such as shared reading and guided reading
  • At IST we use the Bonnie Campbell-Hill continuum and the Diagnostic Reading Assessment to inform our teaching

I encourage you to attend as many workshops as you can. Next week, I will hold a workshop on Reading in grades EC to 2. I look forward to seeing you all there.

Click here to view the handout.


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