Wednesday, 26 July 2017

We are in new hubs!! Exciting



Hub 10 are excited to be in a new hub.  Reading is taking place as per normal.  The great systems and routines have paid off, as now matter where we are we know our process for learning.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Sound Boxes - Elkonin boxes



Taking on board the research about work attack strategies to develop decoding skills for early stages of reading. We are using talking tins to break up the vowel sounds to support with spelling and reading.  This talking tin is teaching the 'ie, y, igh' words.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Making Predictions - Learning Progressions

Excited about my new modeling books I have created for my reading groups.  Using the gap analysis in School Talk I can see we need to continue to cover making predictions.


Yellow what we will be working on in week 1 and the green shows what we have achieved. Below are some slides taking from modeling book to show how my design for learning is supporting the learning progressions in school talk.  Ensuring the learning process is part of learning journey.  



Friday, 21 July 2017

Research into Quick 60

Great wonderings Dorothy.

'Looks good Anita. I was wondering what you intend to do with this - or have done? Do you see similarities to Reading Recovery strategies and Quick60?'

Taking this research in mind I am now using sound boxes (see past blog posts) and covering word attack skills in every reading session, as this is the foundation to reading decoding.  This is certainly what reading recovery is saying from my last visit to a reading recovery teacher last term. 

Reading Recovery has more than 30 years of research and evaluation results: the strongest body of evidence for any literacy intervention.


However, I am interested to learn more about Quick 60 to see how I can use the strategies with my reading.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Researching into why decode?



This study is taken from Roxanne Hudson 2005

The graphs above show that Alphabetic work, word attack skills and manipulating letters is an integral part of improving reading levels, especially in years 1-3.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Hub Wai moving to Tempory Hubs in Term 3


An exciting time for Hub 10, we are moving into Temporary Hubs.  Such a great opportunity for our learning through literacy and Numeracy. 
In Reading we are making connections to the The Bernstain Bears' Moving Day.


This covers or learning intentions in school talk about making predictions.


We will be making connections to our personal experiences 




Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Reading across the curriculum



Many of the learners who I teach for reading, I also teach for Numeracy.  We are making connections in Reading by chunking words out, and reading for meaning in the Maths problems.  We are using reading in Maths by using a digital lens.  Explain Everything is allowing learners to read and listen to the maths problem. Learners are applying their understanding by solving word problems in Maths.