There are five essential components of Reading Instruction.

1. Phonemic Awareness is the ability to identify and manipulate sounds in spoken words.
2. Phonics is understanding the relationships between the sounds in words and the written forms of those sounds.
3. thinking_about_reading.jpgVocabulary development refers to the knowledge of words and their meanings.
4. Reading fluency, including oral reading skills, is the ability to read words accurately and quickly.
5. Reading comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading instruction, where students understand what they read.

Anticipation guides are designed to create interest in a subject and set a purpose for reading. In Kindergarten, anticipation guides can be used with read aloud and shared reading selections, and with independent reading selections when a student is ready.
Click on the link below to use the anticipation guide with The Snowy Day.
Each student should be given a copy of the guide.
This guide can be used with Kindergarten ELL students in the beginning level of language learning.


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Below are some links with examples and strategies for using anticipation guides.
http://lcps.k12.nm.us/Departments/Prof_Dev/elem_literacy.shtml
http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/anticipation_guide
http://www.kimskorner4teachertalk.com/readingliterature/readingstrategies/anticipation_guide.htm





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If you need further assistance, please contact me at
dana.westveer@mnps.org
or at 615-847-7317, ext, 100