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Mrs. Jones's third grade class at Holmes Elementary. 
Third-grade reading activities

The following are the guided reading rotations. Each rotation lasts for 20 minutes.

Link to MLive article

Guided Reading
 

  • The district provided Fountas and Pinnell format is used
  • Students are placed in ability groups according to the Developmental Reading Assessment  (DRA)  
  • Teachers match students with challenging books that are at their instructional reading level 
  • Students become better readers by reading, self-monitoring, and problem-solving their way through text with the guidance of the teacher and support of peers in the group
  • Teachers are intentional in their instruction and responsive to the specific needs of the students

Lexia
 

  • Accessible via iPads
  • Provides differentiated literacy instruction for students in all ability levels
  • Targets gaps in skill levels
  • Engages and motivates students in a game like environment
  • Provides progress monitoring data 

Word Work/Sight Words/Grammar
 

  • Word Work comes from the Skill Builder assignments which are apart of the offline support provided by Lexia
  • Personalized lessons designed to address individual student levels
  • Builds oral reading fluency
  • Students who have not met the sight word requirement have daily sight word activities to support learning the words
  • Parts of Speech and grammar is reviewed

D.E.A.R
 

  • Stands for Drop Everything And Read
  • Students will find a cozy spot in the room and read for 20 minutes

Video Document