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Reading Comprehension and Fluency | Make Sense of Reading (Ages 8 - 11)

Students will learn and practice several reading comprehension strategies and reading fluency. (ESL students welcome!)
Rachel Saint Vincent, Certified Teacher
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Class Experience

Students will make connections between the text and life experiences, or other texts.
Students will be able to make inferences and predictions from the text.
Student will practice visualizing and making mental images.
Students will be introduced to figurative language.
Students will be prompted to ask questions bout what they are reading.
Students will identify problems and solutions in a given text.
Students will synthesize while reading a text.
Students will engage in learning dialogues with teacher and peers.
Students will search the text to select appropriate information when answering questions.
Students will restate the meaning of the text in their own words.
Students will visualize or construct meaning of the text through graphic organizers.
Activities are provided for continued learning, but no formal homework is assigned.
A PDF will be shared in the classroom on Sunday before class. If you are new to the class, or do not see the PDF, please reach out to me so I can send it to you privately! Boom Cards will be used the week of Mouse and the Motorcycle, and an additional device may be helpful in participating in this activity.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be assessed by the teacher through observation and some written classwork. Feedback will be written and sent to parents after class concludes which will include achieved goals and suggested next steps.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
**Please Note: Students do not need to have read these titles, nor will we read the entire text for class. There will be no graphic, violent, sexual, or politically questionable excerpts included for in class lessons. We will be using carefully chosen, age-appropriate excerpts to strengthen comprehension skills, and introduce many fantastic pieces of writing to help students begin to foster a love of reading. Please review these texts in full before allowing your child full access to these texts if they choose to read more outside of class**
Excerpts of the following texts covered in this course include:

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look and LeUyen Pham 
Holes by Louis Sachar  
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White  
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg 
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls 
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl 
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary 
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen 


Rachel Saint Vincent, Certified Teacher
Lives in the United States
Lover of Learning, Nurturing Teacher
400 total reviews
307 completed classes

About Me

My goal as an educator is to inspire a love of lifelong learning and to hold students accountable to their individual highest potential until they are able to hold this view for themselves. I have 14 years of experience in various educational... 
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