Red Word Information:
New 1-1-1 Rule: cosonant digraph endings -ck, -tch, and -dge
- 1 - syllable
- 1 - single short vowel
- 1 - /k/, /ch/ or /j/ sound (at the end of a word)
flock fl o ck
stitch st i tch
judge j u dge
- A RED WORD is a word that cannot be 'sounded' out. One must memorize the spelling of such words. Example: from sounds like /frum/.
- Green Words are those that are phonetical in nature... you can sound them out once you know the stratgies that accompany the sounds. Example: shelf - you hear phonemes /sh/ /e/ /lf/.
Let the Five-Finger Rule help you!
Giving a Book Talk: after reading a couple of pages, give a book talk.
Reading Strategies: Grade 2 to 3 expectations while reading.
Students are always practicing reading strategies whenever they are confronted with text. Solving unfamiliar words and understanding these words is one way to improve comprehension. Talk about unfamiliar vocabulary whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Scooping more words at a time while reading helps to increase fluency. Take a deep breath and read as many words in that breath as possible. See how quickly you can read the same paragraph again and again. Time yourself. TEST your memory: What was that small paragraph all about?