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K-2 Online Teaching Ideas With Tech

Shared Reading

In shared reading, the focus is on students reading along with you.Choose complex and interesting text that provides an opportunity to teach a skill or provide knowledge. Link to a shared reading slide for use with students.

Independent Reading

During independent reading, students read to self. Teaching remotely, you will need to use text with lots of scaffolds. Students need to read a lot. Independent reading builds vocabulary, fluency and comprehension.

Ideas for a minilesson at this link.

Phonics & Word Work

Focus on letter-sound knowledge during remote learning. Start with single letter-sounds, and move to diagraphs (wh, sh) dipthongs (oi, ow), blends (fr, st) and r-controlled vowels (porch, arm, curb). Also focus on letter blending to read decodable books.

Independent Writing

Independent writing builds students' sense of agency. They can use letter-sound correspondence knowledge to sound out words during writing. They can also use sight words. Don't focus on perfect spelling or handwriting. Focus on the students composing messages. They will grow in their ability to spell.

Small Group Reading

During small group reading you teach a reading lesson and students read the book you are using to teach. Teaching remotely, you will need to use text with lots of scaffolds. Ideas for a small group reading lesson at this link.

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