Workshop Small Literacy Groups - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

  • Small Literacy Groups maximize student learning for students who need extra practice on specific skills. DSS Team members work 4 days a week with small groups of students for a 30-minute period. During this same time, the other students work in the classrooms. No student will miss core content during this time, since all of our students are working on reading at the same time.

    The targeted groups work on specific skills which vary depending upon the needs and grade level of the student. Possible skills include:

    Students are placed in groups based on individual screening assessments, teacher observations, work completed in class, and parent concerns. These groups are flexible and fluid! Students may be moved from one group to another based on need at any time during the year. 

  • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

    Literacy Team

    Ms. Fothergill *** Mrs. Coyle ***  Ms.Cram

     

    These are some of the activities we are working on in small literacy groups. Exact activities will be targeted toward the needs of the specific students in the group.

    Kindergarten

    August - December

    Phonemic Awareness

    - First Sound Fluency: "What is the first sound in /dog/? >> Child responds /d/

    - Segmenting CVC Words: "What are the sounds in cat?" >> Students tap c/a/t

    Letter Recognition & Letter Sounds

    Sight Words

    Writing

    - Handwriting > Letter formation (top>down), proper pencil grip

     

    January - May

    These are some of the activities we are working on in small literacy groups.

    Phonemic Awareness - Continued review

    Read CVC Words (Consonant/Vowel/Consonant)

    - Letter Recognition & Letter Sounds - Completed in the context of a word

    - Phonemic Fluency - Rhyming Activities with word families

    - Move from C/V/C sounding to final rhyme sounding 

    - Phonemic Fluency - Reading words with the same beginning and ending sound, 

    Write CVC Words

    Sight Words & Sentence Formation

     

    1st Grade

    Open Court Readers:

    - Reading Books with controlled phonics patterns >> Review patterns from class 

    - Sight word recognition in context 

     

    95% Group: Research-based curriculum which works on phonic patterns.

    - Phonemic Awareness

    - Sorting word cards for specific phonic patterns > Multi-sensory

    - Read phonetically regular words in phrases

    - Read passages with phonetically controlled sounds

    - Word Writing

    - Students are asked to write words with specific vowel patterns

     

    Wilson Reading Systems: Research-based curriculum which works on phonic patterns.

    - Systematic teaching of sounds and spelling patterns

    - Word Reading - to practice those sounds in words

    - Sentence Reading - with controlled vocabulary and sounds

    - Passage Reading - with controlled vocabulary

     

    Sight Word Review

    Students read words in a group for additional practice. 

    - Words with similar patterns are compared: (he, she, the, we, be, me -- could, would, should)

    - Words with irregular sounds are targeted (for example: “said” sounds like /s/e/d/.) 

     

    Read Naturally - Reading prediction, fluency practice, phonics, answering questions:

    - Students write a simple, guided prediction regarding what the passage might be about.

    - Rhyming “word families” are targeted at the beginning of the year

    - Reading sight words in context

    - Non-fiction text not controlled for the phonic pattern.

    - Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary  

     

    2nd Grade

    Phonics, Reading Fluency, Vocabulary & Comprehension

     

    95% Group: Research-based curriculum which works on phonic patterns.

    - Phonemic Awareness

    - Sorting word cards for specific phonic patterns > Multi-sensory

    - Read phonetically regular words in phrases

    - Read passages with phonetically controlled sounds

    - Word Writing

    - Students are asked to write words with specific vowel patterns

     

    Wilson Reading Systems: Research-based curriculum which works on phonic patterns.

    - Systematic teaching of sounds and spelling patterns

    - Word Reading - to practice those sounds in words

    - Sentence Reading - with controlled vocabulary and sounds

    - Passage Reading - with controlled vocabulary

     

    Quick Reads & 6-Minute Solutions:

    - Nonfiction passages on a variety of topics

    - Many words are repeated in the passage. This word repetition makes the passage easier to read. 

    - Repeated words a student can read without sounding them out. 

     

    Read Naturally - Reading prediction, fluency practice, phonics, answering questions:

    - Students write a prediction regarding what the passage might be about.

    - Students read the passage - An emphasis is placed on reading with fluency, good phrasing, pausing for punctuation, and seeking meaning

    - Students read and answer questions relating to the passage

    - Students write a summary of what they have read.

    Jeanne Coyle

    Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Learning Specialist & Special Education Teacher

    jeanne.coyle@jeffco.k12.co.us - 720-456-7230