As an instructional coach, it is my responsibility to help the teachers pull resources to help the students pass the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee and to make sure the students are making at least one year's growth in reading. Today, while working with a Columbus City Elementary School, I started to pull resources for the 2nd grade teachers to use during small group rotations. The following websites were big hits with the students. (The students want more than just Starfall, they want websites that can show off what they know.) I was impressed with all of the students while they were working on the computers.
Map Reading: Depending on the reading level of the students, I was able to push all readers to the next level with this online resource. The students really liked the mini online quizzes. They were able to show off their reading skills with the quizzes. I had every student trying to get at least 15 out 16 questions correct during the station.
Bite Size: If you have not bookmarked this website yet, do so today! This was a big hit with the students. The students all started out on the medium level and worked up to the
KizPhonics- I came across this website after class was over. I had a couple of students reading books that focused on phonics skills. So I am implemented this website into the lesson plans for tomorrow's rotation.
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