Degrees and Certifications:
National Board Certification Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
Hello to all of my XSPURT friends and (family members)! I am missing you so much and I hope that all of you are safe and healthy! Don't forget to READ, READ, READ while you are out of school! Practice retelling from beginning to end with as many details as you can remember (8 is great!). Also, take a look at the tab with our Word Wall Words listed by each unit. Don't forget to log into Imagine Learning just like you do each morning in class. I can't wait to see to see how much you have grown when we get back! Love you all! Mrs. Gleason
What does an XSPURT lesson look like and sound like?
Each part of a Guided Reading lesson supports children in learning how to solve problems while they are actually reading and writing connected text:
Familiar reading (re-reading of stories previously read) gives students the opportunity to practice what they already know;
the new book introduction sets students up for success in increasingly challenging texts;
reading the new book allows them to work on meeting new challenges with guidance;
the teaching point focuses them on important strategies to use;
a short spurt of word work supports specific tools to immediately apply in reading or writing;
and writing takes advantage of the powerful reciprocal relationship between learning to read and learning to write.
Including all of these aspects also keeps the lesson moving at a fast pace and doesn’t demand too long an attention span on any one aspect.