Oneida City Schools follow the National Reading Panel 2000 findings based on decades of research. Our reading program includes the five essential components of effective reading instruction:
- Phonemic Awareness - skill at hearing and producing the separate sounds in words and recognizing that words sounds alike or different.
* What sound do you hear at the beginning of cat?
* What sound do you hear at the end of soccer?
* What word can we make if we change the 1st sound in bear to /p/?
- Phonics - a set of rules about the relationship between written lettersin the spelling of words and the sounds of our spoken language.
* What letters make the sound /sh/?
* What letter says /k/ in the word cat?
- Fluency - accurate and rapid word recognition with words grouped into phrasesthat make what is read easier to understand. Fluent reading resembles natural speech.
* Can you read that sentence again to sound like you are talking?
- Vocabulary - words we need to know to listen, speak, read, and write with others in many subject areas.
- Comprehension - constructing meaning by connecting what has been read to what the reader already knows... thinking while reading!Thinking strategies include predicting, visualizing, making connections and inferences, questioning, and summarizing.
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