Inferring is a reading comprehension strategy that aims to help children and students find information that is not explicitly revealed in a text. The colloquialism would be to read between the lines. For example ”the color drained from her face” could be used to infer the character was scared or shocked. This skill teaches students to attach further meaning to the text and predict or infer author meaning
Activating Prior Knowledge, also referred to as making connections, as a reading comprehension strategy encompasses two main ideas, it is the the enabling of students to access the relevant information they have already learnt, and to be able to identify if that information is absent and use strategies to learn it.
Five was to encourage reading for children!
Pray tell, just what is a contraction? If you want to go straight to the resource press here 🙂 As anyone who knows a little about science will know ( and all the parents out there of course) to contract means to make some… Continue Reading “Teaching Contractions Resources and Ideas”
This is a tricky one, of all the phonics rules the ones surrounding the letter and sounds of ”y” are difficult to find out. Especially after our students have gone through learning The names of the letters and then the sounds they can make, and maybe even that some of those letters have more than one sound, and then we show them ”y”
Work gets in the way so it is just a quick update today, I put onto Facebook an Animal Domino’s activity and it took off! 10000 people downloaded it in just one day, so that gave me a big smile all day. I hope it was useful for you if you downloaded it.
Phonics is a vital skill and the earlier younger and emergent readers can learn these skills the better and more successful their language learning will be. There are still mixed feelings but being able to decode new words builds confidence and comprehension at a much faster way.
It almost pains me to write that title. I make apps to help students, I have about 12 of them on both Google and Apple and they are pretty good. None of them are the one I am talking about here though. Here is is all about Teach Your Monster to Read made, and made really well, by Usborne in the U.K. The links are all at the bottom for the app and website.
Students are unlikely to remember the test they were set 10 years ago, but they are definitely going to remember the time they turned round in a chair in a classroom and came face to face with a dinosaur.
That was nearly four years ago. I still use it for exactly those reasons.