What are the best ways to develop reading skills?
My school district's goal for kindergarten is for the students to read at a level E or higher by the end of the year. Most of my students at a Title 1 school enter kindergarten with little or no previous education. We have to learn letter names and print concepts at the beginning of the school year. By the end of the school year, most of my students could read at least 90% of the 86 sight words, knew all the letters and their sounds, and independently read at a level B (mClass). A handful read higher, and a handful read lower. Two were at the E goal or higher. I'm entering my third year of teaching, and I'm always looking for resources to improve my teaching. My goal this year is to find proven resources, and ideas for teaching foundational reading skills that will help my students become strong independent readers. Suggestions?
- English Language Arts
- Pre K-2
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