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Units of Study for Teaching Reading
by Lucy Calkins
We have been working on a new reading District Reading Program.  The units of study was developed by Lucy Calkins the Founding Director of Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, a New York City-based organization that has influenced literacy instruction around the globe.
The kids are so excited to be learning news ways to help them read, we have become "Super Readers" with "Super Reading Powers".  They are leaning so much and becoming Super Readers.  I am so lucky to be using this program and seeing the kids grow in their reading skills. 
 
This Thursday we started using the Units of Study for Teaching Writing, as it is wonderful.  I can't wait to see what kind of stories they will develop!!!! More to come and show when we create some wonderful stories.

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Language Arts includes both Reading and Writing. There are five parts of reading instruction. Listed below are the ways that I utilize Daily 5 and Fundations to meet the instructional needs of my students. Please click on the links to the left to learn more Daily 5, Fundations and Sight Words.

Component

Definition

Ways Taught in Kindergarten

Phonemic Awareness

(Reading)

ability to identify and distinguish between sounds, segment words into phonemes (individual sounds) and to blend phonemes (sounds) to make words

Wilson Fundations Phonics Program

Daily 5 - Word Work

Phonics

(Reading)

ability to write the sounds and to know that what letters and sounds correspond

Wilson Fundations Phonics Program

Daily 5 - Word Work

Fluency

(Reading)

ability to read words smoothly, including automaticity with sight words

Sight Words

-Fry List

- RLSD List

-Fundations Trick Words

Daily 5 – Read to Self

Daily 5 – Teacher Conferences

Daily 5 – Mini-Lessons

Daily 5 – Word Work

Daily 5 – Read to Someone

Comprehension

(Reading)

ability to understand what you read and to explain it in your own words

Daily 5 – Read to Self

Daily 5 – Teacher Conferences

Daily 5 – Mini-Lessons

Daily 5 – Read to Someone

Vocabulary

(Reading)

ability to understand the meaning and context of words

Daily 5 – Teacher Conferences

Daily 5 – Mini-Lessons

Daily 5 – Read to Someone

Writing

 

Daily 5 – Teacher Conferences

Daily 5 – Mini-Lessons

Daily 5 – Read to Someone

Daily 5 – Writing

Weekly Star Student Books

Writing Journals


 
 
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