Saturday, April 6, 2013

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Join The 3AM Teacher, the Reading Olympians, and over 80 SUPREME education bloggers as we take you through a tour of the Reading Olympians Root Study Program!!

I hope you are enjoying your travels through the pass the torch linky! My name is Cindy. I am a Title 1 teacher in Michigan. I work with students in K-4th grade in reading and math. 

I had the pleasure of  working with the Kindergarten Root Study Program! I chose the "adding -s" to words to make it more than one. This has been a feature in several of our books that we have been reading in the LLI Program so I thought it fit perfectly. 

I worked with this lesson 2 days in a row. On day one, I had the kids try to cut out the puzzle pieces. (Epic Fail!)  That didn't work so well. It was to hard for my kinder kids! They just aren't that good with scissors. I went through the whole lesson with them anyways and used the "teacher set" of puzzle pieces. 

Then on day 2, I changed things a bit. I made the same words included in the lesson in power point cut them out and had them ready for the kids to work in their own root booklet. 

We created the words as a group first with the puzzle pieces that I cut out and then the kids worked to make their own booklets. Having them pre-cut worked out soooooooooooooooo much better!

Then if they had time I had them write each of them next to where they glued each word in.

I love the puzzle pieces for teacher/group use or they could also be used as a center in your classroom with a recording sheet! But my kids struggled to cut them out.

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  1. It was great to see your Title classroom. I'm a sped teacher at my school and have done a lot of work with our Title teacher and Reading specialist. Great to see how you incorporated it with LLI:)

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  2. When I saw those puzzle pieces, the first thing I thought of was how some students would have a really difficult time. I think for some of those worksheets, I would laminate, cute and store them in folders and allow students to practice with the puzzle pieces. I love that you differentiated the lesson by including cards with a straight edge!!

    Thank you so much for all of your effort & for participating!!
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  3. Fantastic insight to the program! We will work to tweak the puzzle pieces as we improve the program:) Glad the concept was still communicated despite the cutting issues:) Thank for giving the program a test drive!!


  4. Thanks for showing us that it could be tweaked fairly easily to meet the skill level of all learners.

  5. Just came upon your blog today when I was visiting some of the Reading Olympics links on Collaboration Cuties! I have become a follower and will stop back soon... This program is something I would like to take a closer look at for second grade. This site helps me to my thesis writing on this theme. :)