Reading Can Be Puzzling: Popcorn Words 1X (Sight Words & High Frequency Words)
This one-time class focuses on reading, writing and spelling sight and high frequency words in the English language. Most sight words are difficult for young readers to remember or sound out, so we use "popcorn words" to help aid in memory.
Shields Scholars by Cassondra Shields
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In this one-time class, learners will use NearPod to practice beginner level reading, vocabulary, and spelling, but most specifically, to work on sight words and high frequency words. Sight words are words that need to be memorized by "sight" in that we cannot sound a lot of them out and many do not follow traditional English rules. Example: the, have, of, they, from. High frequency words are words that are used often, but even if readers can sound them out, it is recommended they be...
This class is taught in English.
Students will learn a total of six popcorn words as well as two words using the letters /Aa/ and /Bb/. They will use puzzle pieces to recognize the five traditional vowels and work on spelling the popcorn words. We will go through and learn all of the words and spellings first, then use NearPod games to practice what we talked about. At the end, we will work on using our popcorn words and practice reading sentences.
Cassondra Shields (Ms. Cassie): Cassondra has been an ESL (English as a second language) teacher for four years to the age groups 3-15. She graduated from the Honor's Program at The University of Nevada, Reno with a research thesis on adolescent conduct disorder attributes and how those attributes were statistically represented in adult incarceration and recidivism rates based on longitudinal study results. In order to conduct this type of research, Cassondra studied behavior, neurology, and psychology of children for several years as well as additional English and writing courses to write about this type of research. She has brought her expertise on child development and learning behaviors to Outschool as the curriculum developer for Shields Scholars. Cassondra is also a homeschool mom to her own children. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● Heather Boone (Ms. Heather): Heather has been an Elementary Teacher for the past 10+ years. She has taught in First, Second, and Third Grade, giving her background knowledge in a variety of different levels and skill sets. Heather has also been an online ESL (English as a second language) teacher for five years to the age groups 4-15. She graduated from the Honors Program at Bloomsburg University with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She then continued her education by obtaining a Master's Degree in Special Education. Heather's expertise in the elementary classroom, coupled with her online teaching has her excited to teach on Outschool via Shield's Scholars. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● Kate Morales (Ms. Kate): Kate has been in the field of education for the past 12 years. She has spent 5 years as instructional support to grades K-5, 8 years of teaching (mostly in preschool, 1 year in 2nd grade) and has privately tutored for 3 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education, a Master’s in Early Childhood Education and is completing her EdS in Early Childhood Education currently. She is a huge advocate for playful learning and loves to make learning engaging and fun! She is looking forward to bringing her knowledge and skills to Outschool via Shield’s Scholars. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● Rheagan Bloomquist (Ms. Rheagan): Rheagan earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She has a passion for helping people, and she believes every child can succeed when given the chance. She has experience working with elementary school children in her local independent school district. She also has prior experience teaching special needs kids. What Rheagan wants most is to make education exciting rather than scary; her goal is to help all children feel welcome, safe, and smart. She is excited to create a nurturing and fun learning environment for all children with Shield’s Scholars. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● Savannah Kaufman (Ms. Savannah): Savannah earned her bachelor’s degree in counseling from Arlington Baptist College. While earning her bachelor’s degree, she worked with preschool students (aged 2-4). Since graduation, she has worked in education for 10 years. She began her career as a fifth grade teacher for two years. She then moved into middle and high school classes as a history, speech performance, and ASL teacher. Her speech performance students won multiple state titles. She also worked as the guidance counselor for high school seniors. She has spent the past five years as a middle and high school English teacher and the past three years as the principal of a small private school. Her approach to learning is fun and lively. She wants all students to feel welcome and excited to learn while in her classroom. She is excited to bring this fun and creative energy to the Shield’s Scholars students. ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●
There will be no formal homework, however there will be printable booklets containing the lesson sentences. There will be two booklets available - one that contains all of the mnemonic device photos above the words and one without the photos for advanced practice.
1 file available upon enrollmentNEARPOD: NearPod is an interactive, online resource that we use for class. NearPod includes games relevant to the lesson to keep learners engaged the entire time since there is something for them to be focusing on and physically doing every few minutes. This can include little quizzes, matching, drag & drop, drawing, 3D, virtual reality, etc. NearPod is necessary for your learner to participate in addition to Zoom. If available, two devices is ideal for these classes. Most of my students like to have Zoom up on one device and NearPod on a touch device such as a tablet, iPad, or smartphone to make clicking on answers easy for little fingers. However, two separate devices is NOT necessary to participate if not available! ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● PLEASE FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS Check our classroom posts! Within the hour prior to the class start time, there will be a classroom post with the NearPod hyperlink AND 5 digit code to our specific lesson. The hyperlink will take you straight to the lesson via your browser. If using a tablet/iPad/smartphone, download the NearPod application and enter the 5 digit code . Enter your learner's name on the top line Leave the second line blank Click "Join Lesson" ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● DEMO LESSON FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS Practice logging in to the demo lesson below to get an idea of how to use and setup NearPod: Link: https://app.nearpod.com/?pin=IYDQ5 Code: IYDQ5 ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●● EXPECTATIONS **Your learner will likely need your help the first few times they use NearPod because of this age group. Please stay close during class in case they need assistance. **Each class will have a different link and code available in a new post prior to each lesson. You can also message us at any time with questions! We are happy to answer. :)
There will be no formal assessment. I want these classes to be fun and encouraging, not stressful.
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Because of this age group, parental supervision is strongly advised. We will use NearPod for the lesson, meaning your student will likely require your assistance in getting it set up for them as well as helping them navigate the lesson. Please join the Zoom meeting early if you need additional explanation on logging in to NearPod. I start letting students in about 5 minutes before class. You can also send me a direct message with your questions and I will get back to you within 24 hours.
We will use NearPod for this lesson. Having the NearPod lesson up and ready to go for your learner is required for participation. Please see the full description above on what NearPod is.
Shields Scholars by Cassondra Shields
Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Curriculum
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
190 total reviews
214 completed classes
Hello! My name is Cassondra Shields. I am the owner, developer, and creator of "Shields Scholars", which is an organization on Outschool dedicated to learners 3-8 years old. At Shields Scholars, we focus heavily on core material that is not only...