Strategies and Activities encompassing the five areas of reading
In 2006 – 2007, a team of Reading Coaches from Brevard County compiled a collection of scientifically-based reading researched strategies and activities. This collection has these strategies and activities organized under the five pillars of reading as described by the National Reading Panel; Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension.
Phoenemic Awareness - To develop an awareness that words are composed of individual sounds, or phonemes, as well as to develop the ability to manipulate sounds in words.
Phonics - The study of the relationship between letters and the sounds they represent.
Fluency - The ability to read text quickly, accurately and with proper expression. Fluency is the bridge between word recognition and comprehension.
Vocabulary - Refers to the meanings and pronunciation of words necessary for communication.
Comprehension - The ability to understand and make meaning from spoken and written language. Comprehension is the ultimate goal in learning to read.
The strategies and activities in this collection are for use during initial instruction, differentiated small group instruction and immediate intensive instruction.
The individual strategy/activity pages specify what grade level, standards and lesson focus the strategy/activity is appropriate for. In addition, the differentiation section of this template gives.
Using the Strategy Notebook
The table of contents in this student notebook has links to individual documents for each strategy.
In order to open a given strategy, simply select it (by clicking on the underlined entry) from the table of contents and the appropriate document will automatically open.