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Aspen Elementary School 2018/2019
When internalizing decoding rules, a little "method acting" can prove to be useful! Give a group of kiddos card with letters so that they may become that letter and say their letter sound. Add Bossy, Shy, Magical E (a multi-handled little letter.) He/she does not want to say its name and will make the vowel on the other side of the consonant make it say its name instead so it can be silent! Have the children take turns being this Shy, Silent E so that everyone can better internalize the spelling and reading rule. **Remember, spelling is one of the three branches of the literacy tree: it supports both reading and writing! :)
Kelly OBranovic has spent years in first grade teaching kids to read! It's one of her favorite things to do!
For quite some time now, Sara Reveal has been teaching at Aspen Elementary School--and loves it! She has taught first and second grades in the past, and now enjoys teaching literacy. While being passionate about helping children find their love of learning, Sara is especially determined to help students cultivate a feeling of joy and wonder when reading.
Lauren loves everything that has to do with kids and numbers! Her motto... "Math, No Problem!"
What are WE Reading?
BAS Scoring Guide
BAS Reading List by Level
High Frequency Words (K-2)
BAR Scope and Sequence
HFW Rainbow System