Mrs. Glavich's First Grade Class

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Archive for September, 2009


Beanie Baby Reading Strategies

The children are loving the beanie baby reading strategies that we are using. The latest that have been introduced are Chunk the Monkey and Flip the Dolphin.

Chunky Monkey teaches us to look for familiar words or chunks that we see in words we don’t know. For instance, in understand we can find “and” which is a word we know.

Flippy the Dolphin teaches us to flip the vowel sound in a word that we can’t figure out. If the short vowel sound in the word doesn’t make sense, try the long vowel sound.

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