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Mott Road Elementary School
7173 Mott Road, Fayetteville, NY 13066
Principal, Mrs. Lynnette Bonner, email - lbonner@fmschools.org
Daily Schedule 8:45 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
(315) 692-1700
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First Grade Reading Instruction

First Grade Reading Instruction  

  

     

What is Reading Workshop?

 

In addition to Guided Reading groups, first graders will participate in Reading Workshop approximately four mornings a week. We begin with a whole group minilesson on the rug, which will introduce the skills and strategies good readers use. The children then move with their reading partner to assigned reading spots around the room to engage in independent reading. It is their job to work on using the skills and strategies taught in the minilesson. At this time, the teachers conference individually with students and/or call small groups together to introduce new books or to work on specific skills and strategies. Next the students will be asked to read with their partner or engage in conversation about their book with their partner. Finally, the children meet back on the rug with the teacher to review the lesson and point out good work that the children accomplished during this Reading Workshop session.

 

Throughout the year the children will work to answer the following Essential Questions:

 

1. What is my job/role in the Reading Workshop?

2. What strategies can I use to figure out an unknown (or tricky) word?

3. How can I become a more fluent, strategic reader?

 

Reading and Strategy Use at Home

First graders in Kenna Kingdom will be bringing home book folders every night during the week. On these nights your child should read aloud, to an adult, one or two books from the folder. It is recommended that children read over the weekend as well. This should only take five to fifteen minutes a day. It is especially important that all first graders read in a speaking (fluent) voice rather than with a robotic tone. First graders are always encouraged to use their strategies to figure out tricky words.

It is so important that your child’s book folder be returned to school EVERY DAY with all of the books inside. Your child will need this folder to participate in both Reading Workshop and Guided Reading Groups.

Reading Strategies

Before reading, always take a picture walk!

 

1. Look at the picture.

2. Think about the story.

3. Ask - Does it look right? Does it sound right? Does it make sense?

4. Get your mouth ready to say the first sound and go back for a running start (reread).

5. Look for chunks and blends that you know.

6. Skip the tricky word, read to the end of the sentence to get more information. Go back and reread. 

Thank you for all that you do to help your first grader grow as a reader!





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