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Kindergarten Parent Night October 10, 2012. ReadingReading Concepts of Print Point to text as you read One-to-one Picture Reading Left-to-Right Directionality.

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1 Kindergarten Parent Night October 10, 2012

2 ReadingReading Concepts of Print Point to text as you read One-to-one Picture Reading Left-to-Right Directionality Top-to-Bottom Directionality Book cover, author and illustrator

3 ReadingReading Decoding Strategies In order to decode words, students must be able to identify letters and their sounds Background information Picture clues Initial sounds Word formation Trick words (Importance) Does it make sense?

4 ReadingReading Trick Words Trick words should be recognized on sight (instantly) for reading to progress smoothly. Confidence in reading ability improves when children know trick words. These words will be found in almost anything they will read. Many of these words cannot be: Sounded out by decoding rules Sounded out by decoding rules Represented by pictures Represented by pictures

5 ReadingReading Ideas for Practicing Trick Words at Home Flashcards Flashcards Dry erase markers Dry erase markers Bath tub crayons Bath tub crayons Alphabet foam letters Alphabet foam letters Make a word wall Make a word wall Find trick words in Guided Reading books Find trick words in Guided Reading books Highlighter Tape Highlighter Tape Cut out trick words from newspapers/magazines Cut out trick words from newspapers/magazines

6 ReadingReadingComprehension Inferential Thinking: What the author is not telling us Fact-based questions Character development questions Setting, problem, solution Critical thinking questions Relate to life experiences

7 ReadingReadingSegmentation Directly correlates to student spelling Directly correlates to student spelling Breaks apart words into sounds Breaks apart words into sounds Tapping and sliding sounds Tapping and sliding sounds Example: cat, /c/, /a/, /t/, cat (3 sounds) ship /sh/, /i/, /p/, ship (3 sounds) play /p/, /l/, /ay/, play (3 sounds) lamp /l/, /a/, /m/, /p/, lamp (4 sounds) drip /d/, /r/, /i/, /p/, drip (4 sounds)

8 Guided Reading Sample Lesson Guided Reading Sample Lesson Book Baggie Old Book Skill Study Word Solving Leveled text Re-read at home (3x)

9 Guided Reading at Home Ask your child to read the book independently at least 3 times ( to a parent, sibling, grandparent, pet, etc.) Look for trick words in the book Time your child to see how fast he/she can read Ask open-ended & factual questions to check for comprehension Ask your child story element questions (characters, setting, beginning, middle, ending, character changes, etc.) Ask your child to think of/write a new beginning, ending, problem, solution, etc.

10 Fundations Fundations Drill Sounds Drill Sounds Mr. Echo & Baby Echo Mr. Echo & Baby Echo Fundations Writing Paper Fundations Writing Paper Sentence Structure Sentence Structure Homework Homework Red Folder Inserts Red Folder Inserts

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12 WritingWritingWriting Find opportunities to create meaningful experiences with your child (shopping lists, schedules, to-do lists, signs, etc.) Talk with your child as you are writing an , letter, check, grocery list, thank you card, etc. and model reasons for writing.

13 WritingWriting Writing Steps Step One: Generate an idea (personal experience) Step Two: Sketch your idea (limit sketch time) Step Three: Label Sketch (inventive spelling) Step Four: Create a reasonable sentence (s) (Count words in each sentence) Step Five: Stretch out each word (trick words cannot be stretched out, use trick word insert in red folder) Step Six: Use finger spacing between words Step Seven: Create more details: feelings, characters, setting, etc.

14 Next Steps in Writing If…Then… Your child is not hearing any sounds at all. Have him/her focus on the initial and final sounds. Your child is just hearing the initial sound. Challenge him/her to also hear the final sound. Your child is hearing the initial and final sound. Challenge him/her to also try and listen for the middle sounds. Your child is hearing the majority of the sounds in the word. Challenge him/her to focus on using all correct letter formation, punctuation, finger spaces and extending their details and vocabulary in their writing.

15 WritingWriting Suggestions to help with writing at home - Encourage your child to talk/explain daily experiences, ask for details -Start a word wall in your child’s room -Create a “writing space” -Get a journal -Point out the importance of writing to your child: lists, notes, cards, etc.

16 MathMath Counting Ideas -Find opportunities to count with your child everyday -Count food on your child’s plate (1’s, 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s) -Items in your house: stairs, chairs, toys -Party planning: how many cups, forks, plates, etc.

17 MathMath Number Recognition Ideas -Take a number walk, photograph, print, and identify the numbers you found -Write address and phone numbers (should memorize) -Look for numbers in books, magazines, groceries, signs, etc.

18 MathMath Sorting/Grouping Ideas Sorting/Grouping Ideas-Groceries - Laundry - Toys - Candy from Halloween (sort and group) Count by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, etc.)

19 MathMath Surveys and Graphing Ideas Surveys and Graphing Ideas -Family get togethers are great for surveys (Do you like chicken or steak?) Yes/No surveys are fun and easy for your child. -Following a survey, take the opportunity to graph your results -Use tally marks when taking a trip to count and graph different colored/types of cars.

20 MathMath Number Writing Number Writing -Use Play-Doh to make numbers -Use shaving cream or salt in a pan to write numbers -Use Microsoft Paint on the computer to practice number writing - Reversals are common, but please take the time to correct

21 Opportunities Online Opportunities Online Visit any Disney II classroom websites


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