Ms. Ellison

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Parents, please note that there will be no school for students on Friday, October 21, 2011, as the staff have workshops that we will be attending.I will be sending homework home for my students. Please have your child read their book and practice their words. I will be sending homework home for the long weekend. Please ensure that their books are returned as well as their homework, on Monday, October 24, 2011. Also, if you have any unreturned library books at home, please have them returned with your child as soon as you both have finished reading them! The school appreciates having our libary stock returned, as there are already too many books missing! Thank you! Have a wonderful evening! Miss Ellison :)

Posted: October 17, 2011

Note to Parents: I have sent homework home beginning Friday, October 14, 2011. I appreciate your active awareness of the importance of having your child complete homework each night and to have it sent back the next day! It is imperative that your child reads at least 15 minutes per evening, to develop strength and the pure enjoyment of reading everything! I would also like to stress how important it is to not only listen to your child read (be their audience) but to also read to them as much as you both can share storytime. This not only connects the parent-child bond but increases your child's vocabulary and hearing and recording new words through listening! Who doesn't like to sit and relax and listen to a good story!! :) Thank you! Keep On Reading, Kids!! :)
~Beginning Our Journey Through Reading and Writing~

Posted: October 6, 2011

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go!" ~The Wonderous Dr. Seuss~

Posted: October 3, 2011

I would like to welcome both the parents and children who are in the Reading Recovery Program. Welcome to All!! I am happy to be given this opportunity to work with both the children and parents as well as we work through the Reading Recovery Program.As you know, this is a 20 week program dedicated to assisting and helping children grasp and strengthen their reading and writing skills. There is an intensive amount of work to be covered within 20 weeks, so it is important that we try to maintain the full amount of weeks for each child. Your child will be learning strategizing skills to improve and strengthen their reading and writing. We will be working from what your child knows and from there, strengthening every skill they already have. Within the next few weeks, your child will begin bringing homework home from the Reading Recovery Program. Please have your child complete the assigned homework as this will be designed with every effort to improve and encourage reading strengths in your child! I will keep parents notified through my page of homework assignments or any other important things that will need to be posted. Welalin, Thank You, Merci!! Miss Melissa EllisonReading RecoveryEsgenoopetitj School
When your child is ready to end the series of lessons, the following strengths should be controlled:Directional Movement-This includes directional movement in both Reading and Writing (Left to Right, Top to Bottom, Return Sweeps).One to One Matching-Controlled One to One Match of Spoken to Written Words (and sequence of sounds in words) for checking purposes.Strategic Activities-Demonstrates a flexible control of strategic activity on new instructional texts at higher levels of difficulty. Child will try to solve new words and language structures in new texts.Self-Monitoring-Child checks his/her own reading (unprompted-on own).Cross-Checking-Child notices own discrepancies in his own responses by cross-checking one kind of information (ie.visual) with a different kind of information (ie.meaning). Uses of Multiple Sources of Information-Checks self-corrections by combining meaning, structure, letter-sound cues and a sense of how words ore spelled (tries to achieve a match across all information).Self-Correction-Effective Self-Correction follows from using self-monitoring, searching for solutions in flexible ways, and cross-checking information. Even at unsuccessful attempts however, child is aware that these activities can be helpful.


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