Reading support is off to a great start! In our groups, we have identified different body parts that help us read. Our eyes look at the words and the pictures. Our mouths make the sounds and read the words. Our finger points to the words and the pictures. Our ears listen to our reading to see if it sounds right. Most importantly, our brains think about our reading to make sure that it make sense.
To strengthen our reading, students are working on automatically knowing the letter names and their sounds, as well as recognizing common first grade sight words. We have also read our first book, Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Trafuri, three different ways (reading the pictures, reading the words, and retelling the story).