• Teaching Reading is Based on These Beliefs

    Reading programs should be child centered.

    Reading for meaning is paramount.

    Reading must always be rewarding.

    Children learn to read by reading, and also by experimenting with writing.

    Children need to be read to EVERYDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Children learn best when they have books that have meaning and are rewarding!

    The best approach to teaching reading is a combination of approaches, offering instruction in phonics and discrete skills as well as experience with good literature.  This is the essence of “Balanced Literacy.”

     

    The best cure for reading failure is allowing the students to choose their titles!!!!

     

    The foundations of literacy are laid in the early years.

     

    Teaching Phonics in Our Classroom

    Through A Balanced Literacy program, that includes direct instruction in phonics and discrete skills.

     

    Through book activities with known text

     

    Used in the context of a meaningful task

     

    Through interactive music and movement activities

     

    As part of daily routines

     

    Tied to literature and stories, songs, and poems

     

    Modeled through teacher demonstration and student interaction integrated with journal work, writing centers, and word work.

     

     

    Through book making