Aren't these zebras the cutest things ever?
This is a picture of our venn diagram about giraffes and zebras.
Our zebra information chart.
Chit-chat Charts from Tuesday and Wednesday.
I've received a few questions about how I do these so let me see if I can explain it.
When the kids come to school the message skeleton is already written.
We complete the message together as a class during our morning meeting.
This is almost always a review of what has previously been taught so that they have to use their schema to help fill in the chart.
Step 1: We read the first sentence EXACTLY as it is written. So before this was filled out completely our reading sounded like this, "Giraffes the t est l m mal.
Then, the kids help try to decode the message. As we try out the words they say we ask ourselves,
Does that make sense? (based on our schema), Does that sound right? (grammar),
Does it look right? (phonics)
This is a great way to get them used to using the Cueing systems when they read!
At the beginning of the year these are much easier and we focus mainly on beginning sounds. They start getting more difficult as the year progresses to meet the needs of my little sweeties.
Hope that helped clear up any questions you had about them! If not, leave a comment below and I'll have another go at it!
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