Repeated reading is an effective strategy for any student who has not yet gained fluency. It requires the following steps:
- Student listens to a passage read aloud by the teacher
- Then the student reads the passage to himself/herself (may read it multiple times)
- Then the student reads it aloud while the teacher records rate, accuracy, prosody (intonation, pacing, and expressiveness) and report this to the student so they can see and monitor progress.
- The student then reads it again so he/she can monitor improvement.
Some other ideas:
- Even without the monitoring component this is a valuable tool.
- The teacher read aloud can occur in a small group of struggling readers.
- This strategy lends itself to differentiation of instruction. While struggling readers are working through Repeated Reading other students should be working on a different assignment.
- Since you’re using this strategy with struggling readers, choose an engaging passage.
- Use this strategy several times so students can see their growth.
Excellence in Education: 12 Most Genius Questions
Educator Angela Maiers identifies these 12 questions as a means to cultivate curiosity and extend learning:
- How can we make it/each other better?
- How do we know this to be so?
- Is that what is needed most?
- What is it we hope to accomplish, and what’s stopping us?
- What are we most proud of?
- What is possible?
- When can we start?
- How will we prevent failure?
- Who can/how can we make this happen?
- What do we regret most?
- How can we make the best use of…?
- What if we….(Dream big!)
April Wilkerson, Thanks for organizing a great prom! Our students truly enjoyed themselves and it was a beautiful night. As April is the first to say, “She couldn’t have done it without the help of others.” Thanks to everyone who chaperoned the event!
Thanks to everyone who dressed up/participated in Spring Spirit Week! It’s great to see so many teachers “get into” it.
Need to Knows
Positive Referral Link: http://go.shr.lc/1XRoeub
Technology / Website Permission Request Form http://go.shr.lc/1HovEA6
Spring Calendar (Grades, SOL, Exams, Etc): http://go.shr.lc/1OwWVBB Obviously, this is subject to change with weather, but it’s a start. Some significant schedule changes begin next week.
April 21: Senior Meeting during Mustang Morning
April 22: Monticello Pride Nominations Due
April 27: Club Schedule
April 19: Bernice Hutchins
April 21: Rita Taylor
April 23: Dan Brown
Worth Your Time
I’m sure many, if not most of you, have seen Rita Pierson’s TEDTalk, but sometimes during this final stretch we need a little extra inspiration. It’s worth 8 minutes of your life to rewatch it.
Tech Glitches Plague Computer-Based Standardized Tests I think we can all relate, especially Ms Pryor and Mr Gibson