Praise and Prompts for Teaching Reading

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Moving beyond "sound it out" to help new or struggling readers use a variety of reading strategies. Especially helpful for 1st and 2nd grade teachers

If you requested the common individual off the road what they might say to assist somebody fighting a tough phrase, I wager a number of the responses could be, “Tell them to sound it out!”  And then the common individual off the road would say, “What kind of question is that, anyway!”  : )

While “sounding it out” is a vital a part of studying, there are many different useful issues we are able to say to younger readers. If you’re in a rush, seize a cheat sheet of praises and prompts HERE.

Ensure Strategy Use Again and Again

My academic psychology professor in faculty was identified for his calm, tender means of talking which lulled folks proper to sleep. However, one in all his classes has at all times caught with me. One day he had us work in teams to throw a bean bag backward over a shoulder with the aim of touchdown it on a chunk of copy paper. After every toss we tried, our group members gave us suggestions. Comments included issues like, “toss it a little harder,” or, “that was hard enough but it needs to be a little more to the right.” After just a few makes an attempt and corresponding suggestions, everybody might get the bean bag on the piece of paper or a minimum of a lot nearer than on their first try. The key to this success was the academic F-word…suggestions!

Of course trainer will give suggestions about how college students can enhance, however it’s additionally essential to give suggestions about what college students are doing proper! This encourages college students to use those self same methods once more and once more.

Some of my favourite studying reward suggestions consists of:

I like how you…
-used the image to work out a tough phrase
-slid by all of the sounds within the phrase
-broke that lengthy phrase into chunks
-thought of what would make sense within the sentence
-tried a unique phrase when your first guess didn’t work
-tried a unique vowel sound whenever you first guess didn’t work
-read with expression

Get Kids “Un-Stuck” From Tricky Words

What can you set in your college students’ device containers for attacking tough phrases past simply “sound it out”?

Try these prompts:
-Can one thing within the image provide help to?
-Slide by all of the sounds.
-What phrase chunks do you see?
-What phrase would make sense within the sentence?
-You mentioned ______.  Does that look proper/sound correct/make sense?
-Try a unique vowel sound.

I’ve organized all of those reward and immediate feedback on a helpful cheat sheet that you would be able to put in your guided studying binder or ship with parents and tutors. Click HERE to get a free copy.

 

Praise and Prompts for Young Readers: free cheat sheet perfect for a guided reading notebook or to send with parents and tutors

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Hannah Braun

Hannah Braun
Hannah Braun is a former trainer with eight years of expertise within the classroom and a grasp’s diploma in early childhood training. She designs participating, organized classroom resources for 1st-Third grade lecturers.

Author: Hannah Braun

Hannah Braun is a former trainer with eight years of expertise within the classroom and a grasp’s diploma in early childhood training. She designs participating, organized classroom resources for 1st-Third grade lecturers.