We take reading time and instruction very seriously. It is of high importance that you read with our child at home daily. Practice is the best way to achieve improvement. If your child went to OES last year DIBEL’s is not an uncommon name for you. What you may not know is that first grade DIBEL’s tests are different than those taken in kindergarten.
Nonsense Word Fluency: CVC words that are not “real” words (tav, bef, sab, tik, etc…) You may wonder why this is important in your child’s reading instruction. Think about words with more than one syllable. Independent for example, divide the word into “chunks” in-de-pen-dent. Learning nonsense words teaches students to decode any word not just ones they know. Students should be able to read 50 nonsense words per min. by the end of first grade…if we work together your child will be able to read more!!!
Oral Reading Fluency- This is how many words a student can read per minute in a passage they have never read or a “cold read”. This is where phonics skills and vocabulary come into play. Students are expected to read 50 words per min. by the end of first grade! If we work together I know we can meet our goal and I hope we can bypass it!!!!
Standards We Are Focusing On:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.1a Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2c Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2d Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.10 With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1a Print all upper- and lowercase letters.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Learning Targets (I-Can's):
I can locate the first word of a sentence.
I can locate a capital letter and ending punctuation in a sentence.
I can ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
I can say the beginning, middle and ending sounds in one syllable words.
I can segment the sounds in one syllable words.
I can ask and answer questions about key details in a book.
I can read informational texts on grade level.
I can write an opinion piece to include a topic and reasons for the opinion and a closing statement.
I can print all my upper and lower-case letters.
I can read words with the short vowel /i/.
I can draw and write my opinion about a book.
I can read my list of sight words.
Games for Practice: