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Christmas Holiday Story Favorites: Ongoing Reading Comprehension Class

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In this ongoing class, students will read fun, light-hearted books about traditional characters surrounding the Christmas holiday season. The class will focus on reading fluency, listening comprehension, speaking, and figurative language.
Lindi Metcalf
136 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
4-9
year olds
1-10
learners per class

$28

Charged weekly
$14 per class
Meets 2x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will review the 5 W’s + an H (who, what, when, where, why, how) of comprehension.   They will also learn to listen, take turns, and respect classmates who are speaking and sharing ideas!  Students will respond to a writing prompt to apply new vocabulary and information. (Students who do not yet read and write words will be given prewriting strategies to complete the tasks.)  By sharing their writing, students are also building speaking skills and gaining confidence to share their thoughts and ideas with a group!
I have enjoyed 26 years in the public school system and have the following experience:

middle school English Language Arts
Elementary Education--certified (with preschool, elementary, and middle school teaching experience)
Preschool Special Education--certified
Gifted and Talented Endorsement
Reading Endorsement
Education Administration (19 years experience)
Students are asked to complete their assignment if they do not finish before class is over.  Students/parents are welcome and encouraged to send me the student's work through Outschool if they would like it proofread and/or would like some additional feedback on the student's writing.  

Parents can also practice reading comprehension strategies at home:
1. Be sure you have your child's attention.
2.  Minimize distractions.
3. As you read, have students repeat phrases back to you.
4. Ask yourself questions while you read…”I wonder why…”
5.  Use “wait time.” Give students a minute to think before repeating your question.
6.  Check for understanding. Ask them to repeat the question back to you.
7.  Help students make connections between the book and their own experiences!
8.  For emergent writers, always pair writing and drawing together!  Draw and write with the story in mind!
paper crayons/colored pencils/markers pencil
Students will be assessed informally through participation, questioning, and by completing a written response and drawing based on the book we read.  (Note: We will review pre-writing strategies for young writers who do not yet write words.)  Students are asked to complete their assignment if they do not finish before class is over.  Students/parents are welcome and encouraged to send the student's work to me through Outschool if they would like it proofread and/or would like some additional feedback on the student's writing.  
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Dr. Seuss' “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Read by Keith Morrison | NBC News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty_V5h12RHw 
Day 1: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (listening comprehension, characterization, theme, and symbolism)
Day 2: Olive the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh and J. Otto  Seibold (onomatopoeia and cause/effect) 
Day 3: Shhhhh!  By Julie Sykes and Tim Warnes (onomatopoeia and cause/effect) 
Day 4: Merry Christmas, Splat!  by Rob Scotton (onomatopoeia and cause/effect) 
Day 5: Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini (summarizing and comparing/contrasting text)
Day 6: Auntie Claus by Elise Primavera (summarizing and comparing/contrasting)
Day 7:  The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst (summarizing and comparing/contrasting)

Teacher

Lindi Metcalf
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Certified Teacher: Elementary-Middle School, Preschool Special Education, and Gifted and Talented
136 total reviews
199 completed classes

About Me

ABOUT THE TEACHER 

Hi! I am Dr. Lindi Metcalf, and I am so excited to be teaching reading foundations for young readers as we explore literature and language!  I absolutely love what I do and will work hard to ensure the best education for your... 
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