Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fluency, Comprehension, and Vocabulary

I work in a high poverty school and the majority of our students come to us with little prior knowledge.  We struggle every year trying to enhance their vocabulary.  In first grade, we really try to put a huge emphasis on phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary development.  I have created a weeklong packet to use as a supplement to my language arts curriculum.  Each day has some type of fluency passage with "Power Words" (just a fancy name for vocabulary words), comprehension questions, a parent check off, and some type of other language arts activity.  I can think of numerous ways to use this weekly packet, but I am planning on using it as a supplement to my daily reading interventions.  It could even be used as a weekly homework packet as long as you had good parent support.  My hope is to create one each week.  Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions on making it more teacher and student friendly.  Thanks.


20 comments:

cc said...

Oh my. This is the cutest! Wow, thanks so much for posting this. Your work is wonderful. My children are going to love this. Have a wonderful week.
cc

Sass Class said...

I love this. Thank you so much for sharing. My kids are going to love it too. Great plan!!!

Hope said...

I love these worksheets! I wish that there was a site like yours when I was teaching first grade. You are a great teacher!

aes17 said...

What reading series do you use that you are supplementing for? Our last story was about birds in the Treasures series, is why I ask. This packet is wonderful!

Curly J said...

Love that idea!!

Jodi said...

We use Treasures so that is one of the reasons that birds were on my mind. :) I also LOVED this clipart I found, so I went with the "bird" theme for this week.

lesels said...

Thanks so much! This will be perfect for my students! However I am having a hard time with downloading, downloaded original and tried view as a PDF but still get gray/black bars in the download and most of the print is gone. Can I email you and maybe you can email me the doc? Let me know :)

Mrs. Bussey said...

Love it and will use it- have been working on fluency with my "strugglers". Thanks for sharing!
Leslie www.fabinfirst.blogspot.com

The Irwins said...

This is great! One of K students reads at a end of first/beginning of second grade level. This would be much better for her than our K homework! Thanks for sharing!

Do you plan to keep sharing them as you make them each week?

Christine said...

LOVE it- thanks for sharing- I'm excited to use it.

Brightfield Farm said...

Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful things! I look forward to checking your blog every day! This is great and can't wait to use it. I am hoping you will keep posting them. :0)

Jodi said...

lesels, ABSOLUTELY I can email you the document. I wonder why it's not working for you. Sorry about that :(

lesels said...

Thanks Jodi! How do I go about emailing you? Is your email public on your blog?

Jodi said...

Jodimastics@hotmail.com

Mrs. Thiessen said...

Love, love, love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

Alexandra at http://thefirstgradesweetlife.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

This is just what I needed for my kids!! THANKS!

EclecticJam said...

This is awesome!! Thanks so much!!!

Tricia haupt said...

Jodi,
My team loves your fluency, comprehension papers that you use. Tell me do you go over the power words all week and read the passage orally to the kids.

Also you have the cutest blog and great ideas. Thanks for sharing

Tricia

Jodi said...

@Tricia,
I use a new passage each day. I introduce the Power Words. We discuss them and use them in sentences. The I read the passage once and they try to join in the next time. We read it together about 4-5 times. If there is time, I put students with a partner to practice the passage. Hope this helps :)

-Jodi

Danielle Blair said...

This is great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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