March 9 - 13, 2020

March 9 - 13, 2020

Early Dismissal Thursday March 12, 2020

The purpose of the weekly assignment is to increase fluency with repetitive practice of passages.  Read at least 10 to 15 minutes each night!

Click on the link below for this week's non-fiction passage:

ET - Enriched text is for background knowledge and is read to the students in class.  

DT - Decodable text is used to reinforce strategies taught in WRP and can be read multiple times.  

Current 

Shirley ChisholmET

Shirley ChisholmDT

Archive

New Species Discovered ET

New Species Discovered DT

Presidents Giving Back ET

Presidents Giving Back DT

An Unusual Friendship ET

An Unusual Friendship DT

Plants Growing in the Ashes of Australia's Fires ET

Plants Growing in the Ashes of Australia's Fires DT

Where Are the Bees ET

Where Are the Bees? DT

The Compliment Guys ET

The Compliment Guys DT

Portuguese Man of War ET

Portuguese Man of War DT

Holiday Tree ET

Holiday Tree DT

Georges Brossard ET

Georges Brossard DT

Plastic Made From Fish ET

Plastic Made From Fish DT

The Science of Empathy ET

 The Science of Empathy DT

Thanksgiving Traditions ET

Thanksgiving Tradition DT

Chef Overcomes Challenge ET

Chef Overcomes Challenge DT

 Creepy Roads  ET

Creepy Roads  DT

 The Salem Witch Trials and Halloween ET

The Salem Witch Trials and Halloween DT

Jumping Maggots ET

Jumping Maggots DT

What Happens to Insects in the Winter?  ET

What Happens to Insects in the Winter? DT 

Dr. Gladys West ET

Dr. Gladys West DT

 Dolly Parton's Gift: 100 Million Books ET

 Dolly Parton's Gift: 100 Million Books DT 

A Raft of Volcanic Stone Could Save the Reef  ET

A Raft of Volcanic Stone Could Save the Reef DT

Wild Horses ET

Wild Horses DT

 Vocabulary Word/meanings can be found on last page of the enriched text passage.  

 What is fluency?

Fluency is defined as the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression. In order to understand what they read, children must be able to read fluently whether they are reading aloud or silently. When reading aloud, fluent readers read in phrases and add intonation appropriately. Their reading is smooth and has expression. With the help of parents and teachers, kids can learn strategies to cope with fluency issues that affect his or her reading. Below are some tips and specific things to do.

 What can kids do to help themselves?

Track the words with your finger as a parent or teacher reads a passage aloud. Then you read it.

Have a parent read aloud to you. Then, match your voice to theirs.

Read your favorite books and poems over and over again. Practice getting smoother and reading with expression.

What can parents do to help at home?

Support and encourage your child. Realize that reading likely frustrates him or her.

Reading aloud and having your child match his voice to yours

Having your child practice reading the same list of words, phrase, or short passages several times

Reminding your child to pause between sentences and phrases

Read aloud to your child to provide an example of how fluent reading sounds.

Give your child books with predictable vocabulary and clear rhythmic patterns so the child can "hear" the sound of fluent reading as he or she reads the book aloud.

Use books on tapes; have the child follow along in the print copy.

Syllabus

Click on link below to access Wilson Steps 1 -12

Wilson Syllabus Steps 1 - 12