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Peek At My Week- RTI & Reading Groups

Do you like seeing what other teachers are doing in their rooms?  We all do right?  That is why there are so many of us bloggers and readers of blogs!

Deedee, over at Mrs. Wills' Kindergarten, has a weekly link-up for visual plans.  I get  a lot out of seeing what other teachers are doing with their lesson plans and what skills they are covering.  You should join us and link up too!  We would love to see what you are doing!

First thing in the morning is our RTI intervention time.  I have Tier III for 3rd grade and Tier II for first grade.  In the picture above, I show that we are working on fluency, syllables, and digraphs with my 3rd grader.  We won't spend much time on blends/digraphs, but he does need quick reviews as he is not fluent with those sounds yet if they occur in an unknown word.  We spend the bulk of our time on syllables so he can attack unknown words efficiently which will also increase his fluency.  

First grade works on fluency with their sight words for a few minutes to help make those words automatic and quick  This week we will work on blends and digraphs and their short vowel sounds.  

This second slide shows the materials that I will be using during my RTI groups.  The numbers correspond with the numbers in the first picture.  Just click on the hyperlink to be taken to that item.  If you have not read The Fluent Reader, I highly recommend it!

This slide shows some of my reading groups.  Kindergarten will be working on ing being added to a word and sequencing.  We will be learning about ing before we read a book with several ing words.  I will teach how to see the base word and the ing and then expect the students to use this new knowledge as a strategy to read the words in the new book.  

First grade has been working on breaking unknown words into syllables as a strategy.  They have been doing pretty well with this, I am thankful to say!

Second grade is in the middle of a huge folktale unit and will be writing to compare 2 folktales.  

Well, that is it in a nutshell!  I hope that wasn't too boring- I tried to just skim the surface of what is happening.  So much to say about what is going on in each of our rooms.  So link up, I want to see what is going on in your world!

Have a blessed Easter today!


  1. You have a lot going on and especially so, considering you don't follow a Title 1 program, which I think is a beautiful thing!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I just found you through the linky and your comment on my blog! I am LOVING your blog! I'm also jealous of your job! How WONDERFUL to be able to just help kiddos grow a passion for reading all day long!! I'm sure it's a lot of hard work, but totally worth! I'm a new follower! I know I will learn tons from you and I can't wait!!
    Mrs. Richardson's Class

  3. Thank You for sharing!! I look forward to your blog posts, what a wealth of knowledge you have and so much love for you passion of reading and kiddos shine through!!

  4. Thank you so much, Tammy! You know how I would feel if I had to follow a program. :)

  5. Thanks for the follow, Amanda! I love my job! It is lots of work and fun to share the love of reading. :)

  6. Thank you, Jackie for such kind and supportive words! I appreciate that!

  7. Looks like fun! I especially love the links to resources... great links for RTI groups!

    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  8. Thanks so much, Gwen! I am glad that you liked it. :)


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