My class has wide variety of learners who are all at different levels in learning. I have some students who really struggle with reading, I have others who are at grade level, and I even have some who are well above grade level.
No matter the level, I feel my job as their 2nd grade teacher is to help each child establish a love for reading.
My class uses sports teams as our theme: we all work toward the same goal of SUCCESS! We work together each day to help each other be successful. In our class we make sure every student is given what s/he needs in order to be successful. We are not worried about what is “fair.” We cheer on each other as each student accomplishes her/his goals because that’s what teams do.
One thing that I have noticed that has affected my students in light of Covid-19 is their struggles in learning the phonics and phonemic awareness in reading. This year we have had to do multiple interventions to help them have a clearer understanding of how words are made and how we can read them. As I have done these interventions I realized that I am lacking in the adequate supplies to meet their needs. Hands on learning is one of the best models we can give students.
Word tiles, letter building cards, and iPads with iPens will give me the supplies that I need to give the students a hands-on learning as we dive into building words and understanding onset rhyme, initial sound, and medial words.
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