Friday, January 15, 2016

Scoopy the Whale

This week, the children met "Scoopy Whale" as part of our reading strategy series.  We looked at some words and read word by word.  Then we tried "to be like Scoopy" and read the words together "in a scoop" to help us understand the text better.

The idea behind Scoopy is to encourage children to read with fluency--to read not just word by word or even phrase by phrase, but in chunks that make sense with the text,  When children read in longer phrases, then they are able to read more and gather more information from what they are reading.  As the year continues into the spring, we will focus more on fluency both in reading and math!

Here are some of our reading strategy buddies we've met this year!


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