Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A peek into reading in our classroom today...

We started our day with two sight word poems to practice this week's new red word--my. Students added these poems to their poetry and song folders. 

Today's new reading strategy was "Chunky Monkey." One way to figure out an unknown word when reading is to break it apart into chunks/find parts you know. Then put it back together and try to read the word. Many students discovered that they used the "Chunky Monkey" and "Stretchy Snake" strategies together, and we discussed that readers use many strategies at once when figuring out tricky words.
These are two of the students who shared how they solved tricky words using their book and our document camera (see above and below).

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