Develop an understanding of the five components of reading (print concepts, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and fluency and comprehension) to build foundational reading skills.
I Can Statements
-I can give the sounds in a word.
-I can blend sounds to make a word.
-When given an onset and rime, can you tell me the word?
-When given the beginning, middle, and end sounds, can you tell me the word?
-Can you tell me the sounds in the word? Can you blend them together and tell me the word?
Practical Examples, Standards, and Digital Resources
Speaking and Listening Examples
-From a read aloud, teacher provides sounds for students to blend to make a word.
-When coming to an unknown word, encourage student to give each sound, then blend together to make the word.
-Teacher models by stretching sounds out, then blending sounds together to make one word. Allow students to practice with several words.
The English Learner considerations, which were written by Indiana EL teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for ELs.They are designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. The following are recommendations of best practices to assist educators in making language more accessible for English Learners. Educators should adapt strategies based upon a student’s proficiency level and ensure that content is age-appropriate.
The special education considerations, which were written by Indiana special education teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for students in special education. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies, but these supports will help you make literacy instruction more accessible for students. Remember to adapt these to the needs of your students and ensure that you are creating opportunities for all students to engage with rigorous content.