ERIC Number: ED480693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-12
Reference Count: N/A
A Practical Guide for 1st Grade Teachers: Strategies & Activities To Assist 1st Graders NOT READING by January.
Williams, Kim C.
This manual provides strategies and activities for teachers of first grade students who are not reading by January. It can also serve as a tool for first grade teachers working with students who are experiencing difficulty with reading. The manual focuses on five components that are essential in developing fluent readers: phonological awareness, symbol awareness, print awareness, structure awareness, and comprehension. It presents suggested activities in each of these five areas, discusses how to encourage independent reading practice, explains growth in reading and how children spend their time outside of school, and lists several assessment tools: Basic Literacy Test; Directed Reading Assessment; reading inventories; Rigby Benchmark (running records); standardized tests (if available); and authentic assessment (teacher made). A note to teachers explains their role and responsibilities. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: DeKalb County School System, Decatur, GA.