Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Reading Strategy - Point to the Words

This week we introduced our first reading strategy, "Point to the Words". It sounds like this is an easy strategy to use, however, if your child is reading a book with many words on the page it makes it more difficult. The students know that for every word said, you point to one word. Nursery Rhymes or familiar texts that they have heard many times are great to use for practice. We have been using Humpty Dumpty. We would like for every student to practice this strategy at home. You can use their Book in a Bag if it is a book with few words on each page, or write a simple sentence on a piece of paper for them to practice. They probably will not be able to read the words, but as you say the word they can point.


Melanie Holtsman said...

I am so good at this strategy I have to actually stop myself from using it in Sunday School (people give you strange looks ). haha

Seriously, I really appreciate knowing what my kids are learning each day so I reinforce it at night. My kids are so funny when I tell them something I read on the blog, they say, "We did that in class!" I say, "I know, that is why mommy is asking you about it!" Even though I show them the blog they must think I know everything that goes on!
Thanks again!

Jennifer Crane said...

This blog is truly amazing! It is such a pleasure to read about the day and it is so helpful to know how to support all the great things you do during the day. Thank you again for all your hard work and dedication.

Michelle Ellis said...

We are so glad you are reading the blog and are using the blog to help at home. That is why we want to share. Thank you for your continued support!

Stacey Virata said...

Thank You again for the makes it so much easier to know about there the nursery rhymes...Bryce is re-teaching me about them since I have forgotten the majority of them and so impressed with all that he has already learned in such a short amount of guys are awesome!!!!!....Cannot wait to see all of the learnings by the end of the year...Thanks again!!!