All thirteen parts of this resource have already been reviewed, mostly, with ratings of 3. The collection includes, but is not limited to: beginning reading curriculum (FreeReading.com, phonics and reading skills); engaging videos from BrainPop; a comprehensive reading guide for The Invisible Man; links from ReadWriteThink; summer reading lists; projects; strategies; and best practice reading lessons.
Welcome to FreeReading's Intervention A, a reading intervention program for small groups of one to six kindergarten or first grade students who need additional help with phonological awareness and phonics.
FreeReading is currently used by educators in all 50 states and in over 160 countries. FreeReading Intervention A is the first open-source instructional program to be approved through an official state adoption. The state of Florida recently approved FreeReading as a supplemental reading program that state schools may use during the 2008-2009 school year. To see how FreeReading correlates to Florida state instructional standards, click here. To learn more about FreeReading and the advantages of the program, click here.
The program consists of multiple overlapping strands of instruction (click any title to read more about that strand):
Instructional Strands Strand Description
Phonological Awareness Students learn to blend and segment the sounds in spoken words.
Letter Sounds Students learn to say the most common sound for printed letters.
Letter Writing Students learn the correct way to write letters.
Sounding Out Students put everything they have learned so far together, so that they can take a regular word in print, such as sat, produce the letter-sound pattern, sssaaat, and blend to produce the word, sat. For the first time, they read words.
Word-Form Recognition Students take a regular word in print and say it without sounding out aloud
Irregular Words Students learn to read high-frequency irregular words such as the and was by sight.
Reading Connected Text Students learn to read their first sentence-long stories.
Letter Combinations Students learn to say the most common sounds for letter combinations such as sh and oa and correctly decode VCe words.
Irregular Words II Students expand the set of high-frequency irregular words that they can read by sight.
Advanced Phonics Students learn to read word families, compound words, contractions, double-letter words, silent-letter words, -ed words, and -s words.
Includes complete reading guide for the first half of the novel Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. Includes prereading thematic discussion questions, comprehension questions, high-level analytical questions, writing activities, connection questions, and quotes to analyze to develop close-reading skills.
This resource identifies the eight reading strategies and offers phrase starters to help students create meaning from text. I handed out this resource, modeled specific ones daily, and hung them up in my classroom. Both students and I refer to them often. This is a content free resource. This resource is an adaptation from Kylene Beers's book entitled "When Kids Can't Read, What Teachers Can Do."
Designed to be an independent book project, students select a contemporary young adult novel and complete several activities including: researching the author, reading response log, individualized vocabulary work, characterization, description of setting, personal review of the book, and creating a book quiz.
Ss use an extract from this book to read, understand (eg. make their own mini dictionary of the unknown words) and make their own paintings (eg. in Paint) as how they understand its content.
I uploaded a finished work of this whole activity done by a student of mine.