READING CURRICULUM

Reading is dynamic and each part of this curriculum overlaps in order to develop the full potential of your child.

  • This curriculum will not be used for every student.

  • ​It is designed around your child's needs.

Fluency

Rate, Expression,

Accuracy with Comprehension

Fluency - is the quality of the spoken word

in relation to it's singular and whole

understanding in a sentence, paragraph,

chapter and book.

Below are some of the ways fluency

can be attained based on your

child's needs.

Modeling / Student Observation

Reading fluently and discussing

the purpose of what is being read.

Echo Reading

The student follows the teacher reading

and then echoes the passage.

Choral Reading

Listening to a recorded version of

a book while reading along.

Vocabulary/Spelling

Personal Understanding of Words

Vocabulary - are words of a

language that we need to know

in order to communicate

with purpose and direction.

These are the types of words we will

be learning depending on your

child's needs.

Dolch Words / Sight Words

/ Fry Words

Parts of Speech

(noun, pronoun, adjective, verb,

adverb, preposition, conjunction,

interjection, determiner)

Antonyms, Synonyms, Idioms,

Compound Words,

Contractions, Context &

Definitions, Homophones

Comprehension

Read, Process & Understand

Comprehension - is the end result of

reading. It is the gain of accurate

knowledge based on the written text.

Below are some of the ways

comprehension can be attained

based on your child's needs.

Important Facts,

Self-questioning,

Drawing Conclusions

Fact vs.Opinion

Finding the Main Idea

Supporting Details

Relating Background Knowledge

Analogies, Sequencing

Comparing and Contrasting

Summarizing, Problem-solving,

Making Connections

Creating Joy in Learning

Activities, Games & Storytelling

Each child is dynamic and has

specific needs. As a teacher I

develop and create the joy

of what is being learned to engage

the child for their specific needs.

Below are some of the ideas /

tools that I use to create my

lessons and activities.

  • Sensory Lessons & Activities

    • (based on the five senses)

  • Cognitive Activities which include:

    • identifying, copying, drawing, memorizing & grouping pictures, letters, numbers, words,   sentences.

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Introspective - Retrospective Skills

  • Making Connections between

    • Ideas, Pictures, Words &    Sentences

  • Creation of:

    • Stories, Words, Sentences,       Themes, Ideas, Characters,                                  Settings etc...

Phonological Awareness

Identifying & Shaping

Sounds of Words

Breaking down the sounds of words into

specific components.

Below are some of the things I look

at when helping children with

Phonological Awareness

Rhyme

Syllables / Word Patterns

Alliteration

Concept of Word

Onset-Rime

Phonemes (individual sounds)

Phonemic Awareness

The Understanding of Phonemes

(Individual Sounds)

Words can be broken

down into individual sounds.

(Phoneme Blending)

(Phoneme Segmentation)

(Phoneme Manipulation)

Below are some of the things I look

at when helping children with

Phonemic Awareness

Isolating, Blending,

Adding, Deleting,

Combining, Manipulating

Segmenting, and Substituting

sounds of letters.

Phonics

The Understanding of

Sounds to Letters &

Letter Pattern Associations

Sounds of the spoken word

and making connections to individual

printed alphabetic letters and groups.

Below are some of the

things I look at when helping

children with Phonics

Decode / Encode word structure types

CVC, CCVC, CVCC, etc...

Pronounce different word types.

Spell different word types.