Wow! What do you think of my new blog look?? I am loving it!! Christi Fultz from Design By Christi Blogs created this for me. She is fabulous to work with and has great ideas. If you are wanting a new look, go see her!
It is finally time! RtI time!! Is that weird to be excited for RtI? I know it is almost a bad word in some schools. Which really is too bad...RtI, if done correctly, can really be a benefit to students. It IS a lot of work, I won't say it isn't. But RtI can help students pick up on some skills that somehow they were missing out on.
This year both of my groups are Tier III. We will be working hard on picking up on some lost skills and we will be applying them. That is really huge for my students to actually apply what they are learning, not just learning it in isolation.
So I will hold them accountable for sight words that they should know- they will read stories with them and I will expect to see them written in their writing correctly. When we practice rhyming, I will be looking to see if the students can hear those sounds and then apply it to words when reading/writing: what word that you know does that sound like? use this word that you know how to spell to help you with this new word. It is a lot about the application process!
I will be using my iPads a lot in RtI. If you are using PowerPoints on iPads, be sure to check out my post from this summer. The SlideShark app will keep your PowerPoints formatted correctly and is a huge help. Click here to read that post.
My plans this week include a fall themed freebie for rhyming by SpeechieK. You can click here to get the link for it. Or as always, download the visual lesson plans to be able to use all of the links.
In case you missed yesterday's post, I was included in the Educents First Grade Literacy Bundle!! I am so excited about this!! You get 18 literacy activity packs for 75% off- unbelievable savings. You really should check this bundle out by clicking the picture below.
Be sure and link up with Mrs. Will's Kindergarten for a Peek at my Week!