Winter Wonders Blog Hop
Welcome! One year ago today, a group of teacher-bloggers launched the website Adventures in Literacy Land to share tips and tools for effective literacy instruction.
In honor of reaching our first full year of blogging together we are hosting a Winter Wonders Blog Hop and Birthday Celebration. Join us, if you will, to read a short post by each author, download a free literacy resource, and enter a raffle for a chance to win a Barnes and Nobles gift certificate.
We’ve had so many exciting posts, filled with useful strategies and tips to make your literacy time more effective. Which post has stood out in your mind over the past year?
Today I’m sharing fluency tips. I love using choral reads and poetry together as a fluency builder and really helps to boost reading confidence.
“It can provide less skilled readers the opportunity to practice and receive support before being required to read on their own.
It provides a model for fluent reading as students listen.
It helps improve the ability to read sight words.”
The key to using poetry in a choral read is finding the right poems. Using poetry that has coded text (highlighted, underlined, different color font, italicized) can be one way. If you’re looking for ideas for books check out this collage of books I’ve used with my own students over the years. The text in each book has been clearly coded for young readers, so they can easily decide who will read which part.
Giveaway comment about products I would like in the future: comprehension strategies and any other of your resources but with UK/ Canadian/ Australian and rest of world spelling (mainly. s instead of z) as there are millions of non US teachers that follow you all and use TPT but most of the posters and activities have US spelling (favourite and colour are also words used so much but not spelled for non US teachers). Thanks!
I love choral reading. I have several of the books your mentioned, but I am going to have to check out Noisy Poems. Thank you for the freebie. I am looking forward to using it with my class!
Fit to be Fourth
Choral reading is a fantastic strategy. I use it often, and I love those Mary Ann Hoberman books! Your poems are excellent. Thanks for sharing your talent!
Not very fancy
What lovely poems! I haven't got a poetry unit planned for ages but will have to find the time to share these with my class in some way soon!
Growing Little Learners
Poetry lovers unite! This collection is just fabulous and my second graders are going to have such fun while improving their fluency skills! Thank you!
Choral reading has so many benefits for developing readers. My students will often choose reading poetry over a reading a story since it seems less intimidating to them. The rhythm and rhyme of many poems offer a bit of scaffolding for reluctant readers as well. Thanks for sharing an excellent resource!
Read With Me ABC
Thanks for this post! Choral reading is just so important and I integrate it into so much that I do. Thanks again!
love your blog! my daughter who is 6 was just diagnosed with dyslexia. I was wondering if the underlined posts on your sidebar are supposed to have links? i tried clicking on struggling readers but nothing happened.
thank you for so many great posts 🙂