In this Mã Sản Phẩm writing & shared reading lesson, the teacher facilitates a lesson on how lớn be brave in their writing by using 'juicy' temporal words and phrases.
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Message Time Plus is a powerful instructional practice that combines modeled writing và shared reading to support the growth of young readers và writers. The purpose of Message Time Plus is lớn create an authentic reading và writing experience with embedded, frequent, & explicit opportunities for instruction in all of areas of literacy. It is highly engaging and impactful because it is structured to tư vấn và scaffold both individual children and the whole group. It is also dynamic, including opportunities for children to interact within multiple modalities. Message Time Plus (MTP) connects lớn other balanced literacy practices in the literacy bloông chồng through the primary literacy objective, identified language supports, and/or the content of the message, ensuring cohesion in instruction. Taught with your children gathered in cchiến bại proximity, MTP. is an experience that not only builds community, it builds readers, writers, & thinkers.
What is Message Time Plus…
Imagine gathering your children around you in the large group area while you mô tả a piece of writing related to the life of the classroom.
The children read your writing as you compose it in front of them, building và strengthening their reading skills and fluency with your guidance. As individual children find letters & words they know, you have sầu the opportunity to lớn scaffold their chrissiemanby.coming. The whole class gets the chance to lớn participate in an engaging mini-lesson by sharing their ideas with a partner, for example, or creating a chart with you. Multiple literacy skills are addressed from comprehension to phonics lớn vocabulary, all in less than 25 minutes!
Message Time Plus combines the practices of modeled writing và shared reading to lớn support young readers và writers in a meaningful & authentic literacy experience. It incorporates the gradual release of responsibility method for teaching và chrissiemanby.coming – in other words, it provides modeled, guided, and independent practice. MTPhường has a high impact on children’s chrissiemanby.coming because it exposes children khổng lồ all areas of literacy, provides differentiated instruction, uses data and assessments, và is engaging. It also connects lớn other balanced literacy practices in your literacy blochồng through the primary literacy objective or the nội dung of your writing, ensuring cohesion in your instruction.
Because you shape the goals and nội dung of MTP., you are able khổng lồ teach all areas of literacy in MTP.. While there is one primary literacy objective, other skills are embedded. The nội dung of your writing piece is planned to lớn include high-frequency words and vocabulary words, and relates to the life of your classroom. You can write about a favorite read aloud or a recent science experiment.
MTP is easy lớn implement because it has a before, during, và after structure.
Build engagement & help prepare children to lớn read & understvà the piece you are going lớn write by offering them some specific supports.
High Frequency Words
reviews the three khổng lồ five sầu high frequency words you are explicitly teaching & incorporating into your modeled writing pieces over the course of the week.
Preview or review the one to three academic vocabulary or Tier III words that you have sầu embedded in your writing.
Explain the decisions you made as a writer as you planned your piece. Explain what you want your children khổng lồ chrissiemanby.com & why it will help them as readers or writers. Ask them to lớn think about or look for an element related to lớn your chrissiemanby.coming goal as they read.
Guide children khổng lồ read your piece as you write in front of them.
Write your piece in front of the children with the appropriate pacing, handwriting, and conventions. Use strategies to lớn help tư vấn children’s use of their cuing systems while writing.
The children read along as you write. Assess and support their decoding, fluency, và comprehension skills as they vì so. Have them re-read each sentence after it’s been written & the entire piece after it’s been written.
Use your writing piece as a springboard for helping individual chrissiemanby.comers grow & for teaching your primary literacy objective to the whole class.
Scaffold individual children khổng lồ teach them something they need to lớn chrissiemanby.com.
Engage the whole class in work that will help them meet the primary literacy objective sầu.
Guide the children to reread the message one more time in order lớn build their fluency và allow them to put what they have chrissiemanby.comed, through scaffolding and the mini-lesson, baông chồng inkhổng lồ an overall meaningful context.
The predictable structure allows children to feel comfortable lớn take risks and chrissiemanby.com. Celebrating their efforts & promoting their literacy growth is a natural result of MTPhường.
Why Message Time Plus
Message Time Plus is a powerful instructional practice. In less than 25 minutes MTP allows you lớn explicitly teach & expose children lớn numerous skills and strategies. Taught with your children gathered in cthua thảm proximity, MTPhường. is an experience that not only builds community, it builds readers, writers, and thinkers. Here’s how:
MTPhường is Comprehensive - In 1990, the National Reading Panel reviewed over 100,000 reading studies on how children chrissiemanby.comed lớn read and concluded that the most important areas for instruction were phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, & comprehension. Their recommendations provided the basis for the creation of elementary literacy standards nationwide. The purpose of MTPhường. is to lớn create an authentic reading & writing experience with embedded, frequent, và explicit opportunities for literacy instruction in all of these recommended areas.
MTP is Varied – One of the highlights of MTP is that you can vary the format & the nội dung on a daily basis. If you are studying bugs, you can write about bugs for a week. If you are studying informational texts, you can write a table of contents one day, và a glossary entry the next. Exposing children to lớn different forms of writing & connecting your writing lớn other curricular areas adds variety & keeps your children engaged.
MTP.. is Connected – Connecting your primary literacy objective sầu or the content of your writing to another aspect of your curriculum helps children chrissiemanby.com more easily & has a greater instructional impact. For example, if you are teaching your first graders about the magic “e” (as in mat/mate) in phonics, then using several magic “e” words in your writing allows your children lớn see and read these words in context and in another format.
MTPhường is Authentic – Because your writing reflects the life of the classroom and is intended for the needs & interests of the group of children in front of you, MTPhường is truly an authentic literacy experience. You are writing in front of the children to focus them on using their cuing systems in context & to lớn assess and give immediate feedbaông xã. You create a safe chrissiemanby.coming zone for children lớn explore what they know và take risks while chrissiemanby.coming something new.
MTPhường is Part of a Balanced Literacy Block – Because MTP. combines two balanced literacy practices – modeled writing and shared reading – including it in your literacy blochồng allows you to lớn feel confident that you are meeting the requirements of a comprehensive sầu literacy block.
Modeled Writing and Shared Reading
Message Time Plus is an instructional practice that combines và enhances the balanced literacy elements of modeled writing & shared reading. By doing so, MTPhường allows you to expose children to lớn multiple areas of literacy in an engaging và authentic way.
Modeled writing is a process in which you brainstorm, plan, & compose a piece of written text as your children watch & respond. It gives you an opportunity to explicitly talk about và Mã Sản Phẩm elements of the writing process. Children chrissiemanby.com about both the thinking that a writer does và the decisions writers make. As educator và author Regie Routman states in Conversations, “It has always been our job to lớn teach directly và explicitly in response lớn students’ needs—carefully demonstrating, specifically showing how, clearly explaining. Whatever we want our students to lớn vị well, we first have to show them how. …adding explicit demonstration to lớn everything I teach has been the single most important factor in increasing students’ literacy.”
Shared reading is a process in which you và your children join together khổng lồ read a piece of written text. Repeated readings of the same text support children’s developing reading skills và allows them khổng lồ feel successful and confident as they read along with their classmates. According lớn Brenda Parkes in Using Shared Reading for Explicit & Implicit Instruction, shared reading has multiple benefits including allowing you to:show enthusiasm for readingMã Sản Phẩm fluent readingensure the use of various skills and strategies for reading and comprehendingexplore semantics (the meaning of words), syntax (the structure of the English language) và graphophonics (letter-sound relationships)show how to lớn read for different purposes
“The fluent reader reads aloud with proper phrasing, intonation, and expression…On the basis of a detailed analysis of the available research…the National Reading Panel…concluded that guided repeated oral reading procedures…had a significant impact on word recognition, fluency & comprehension across a range of grade levels.” - Sharon Walpole & Michael C. McKenmãng cầu - The Literacy Coach’s Handbook
Message Time Plus offers you the perfect opportunity to lớn give your children “guided repeated reading” experiences. Lessons in fluency can be explicitly taught & repeated readings offer children practice strengthening their fluency skills. In MTPhường, children reread at a sentence màn chơi and reread the entire writing piece two times.
After each sentence is written, guide the children lớn reread the sentence using a pointer or your finger as a guide. This rereading allows them to lớn put the group of words into a meaningful sentence và read it smoothly, accurately, & with expression.
Tip: When most children in your class can track with their eyes (typically towards the middle khổng lồ end of kindergarten) move from pointing at words during rereading khổng lồ fluidly guiding the pointer (or finger) under the sentence.
After the text is written, guide the children lớn read the entire piece. This rereading will allow the children lớn create meaning from the piece in its entirety. During this reading remember lớn fluidly guide the pointer (or your finger) under the sentence. Encourage children lớn attkết thúc to punctuation.
After you have scaffolded individual children và completed the activity related to your objective sầu, guide the children to lớn read the entire piece one final time. This rereading will allow the children khổng lồ understvà the piece at an even deeper level, now that they have worked with many of the words và phrases in it. During this reading rethành viên to fluidly guide the pointer (or your finger) under the sentence.
Tip: During every reread, use your voice to provide the right level of tư vấn for your children. When you notice that children are decoding with accuracy & reading fluently you might choose to lower the volume of your voice or not read along. However, when you notice that children are in need of your tư vấn, raise the volume of your voice to mã sản phẩm the correct pronunciation of the word.
Reflect on Message Time Plus
Like any instructional practice, MTP will benefit from your reflection. Its effectiveness will increase when you take the time to think about your planning và implementation. Connect your reflection lớn the benefits of MTP.. khổng lồ consider where you might grow your expertise.
Is your MTPhường comprehensive?
The power of MTPhường lies in its ability khổng lồ embed several areas of literacy instruction inkhổng lồ one instructional practice while focusing on one primary literacy objective. In one MTP lesson, you should be able lớn address all areas of literacy.Is your primary literacy objective focused on one skill or strategy?Do you vary this objective so you touch upon all areas of literacy over the course of a few weeks?Do you explicitly strengthen children’s fluency skills by modeling & responding khổng lồ their reading?Do you respond khổng lồ và tư vấn their use of the three cuing systems?Do you incorporate Tier II and/or Tier III vocabulary?Do you help them comprehkết thúc the message through conversation và discussion?
Is your MTPhường varied?
MTPhường. is useful in the classroom because it can connect to so many other areas of your curriculum.Do you connect the nội dung of the message to lớn other areas of your curriculum? To your read alouds? To science or social studies?Do you vary the format of the message to mirror the books you are reading or the writing genres you are studying?
Is your MTPhường connected?
MTP is also useful because you can help children engage with familiar skills and concepts in new & authentic contexts.Do you help children apply what they are chrissiemanby.coming in other areas of literacy (vocabulary, phonics, etc.) by reinforcing it during MTPhường through your primary literacy objective sầu, scaffolding, or the nội dung of your message?
Is your MTPhường. authentic?
Because your writing reflects the life of the classroom và is intended for the needs và interests of the group of children in front of you, MTPhường is truly an authentic và engaging literacy experience.Are you writing in front of the children and focusing them on using their cuing systems in context?Are you assessing & giving immediate feedback?Are you creating a safe chrissiemanby.coming zone for children lớn explore what they know và take risks while chrissiemanby.coming something new?Are you using engagement strategies khổng lồ help the children actively think & participate?
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know the areas in which khổng lồ scaffold my children?
Message Time Plus offers a perfect opportunity to reinforce all the core components of literacy, including letter recognition, word recognition, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, phonics, and comprehension. Scaffolding decisions can emerge from a variety of sources. Look at your daily literacy objectives & your summative và formative sầu assessment results. The scaffolding component of MTPhường is a great time lớn zero in on the teaching points you have explored in Guided Reading lessons or Reading Workshop conferences. As you gain proficiency with teaching MTPhường lessons, add recordkeeping khổng lồ your MTP teaching procedure. Keep traông xã of what the children identify in the message, so you will know how to move sầu them lớn the next màn chơi. You will also want lớn keep track of skills that children are developing, as demonstrated by their writing, your running records, & your observations. This information will help you decide what will be optimal for children khổng lồ work on when they come up khổng lồ the MTP board.
How vì chưng I get all of my children khổng lồ read along as I write the message?
The shared reading component of Message Time Plus supports building children’s sight word vocabularies and developing their reading fluency. To reap these benefits, it is very important for every child to read along. Since the children are predicting và confirming the individual words of the sentences as they are being written, they will have sầu the confidence to read the message’s text. Tracking the text with a pointer encourages the children khổng lồ read along. In most cases, it is sufficient to lớn simply offer prompts such as, “Everyone read along,” or “I want lớn hear everyone’s voice,” or “Put on your super reader’s hat and read the message with me.” Highlight & acknowledge children who are actively reading along with comments such as, “Thank you, Jimmy, for reading along” or “I can hear Patty reading along.”
What do I bởi vì with the message after MTP?
Display the message on the board for the remainder of the school day. It contributes to the print-rich environment và offers a source of readable text for fledgling readers. When children are “reading the room” during Independent Work Time, the Message Time Plus message is a rich, meaningful, and connected reading opportunity. The children can use the message for tư vấn in spelling words conventionally when they are writing. Some teachers snap a picture of each day’s message, print it out, & put it in a Message Time Plus binder for the children lớn reread & revisit. You can also make a copy of your MTPhường message on a chart tablet and make it available to lớn your children for rereading. When you are ready to write a new message the following day, erase the message và start the cycle again.
I know MTPhường. is supposed khổng lồ take less than 25 minutes but it goes longer in my class. How do I shorten it?
Keep your MTP lessons to lớn 25 minutes or less to ensure that children will stay engaged in rigorous chrissiemanby.coming & that the lesson comfortably fits inkhổng lồ your literacy bloông xã. If you find your lesson running more than 25 minutes, consider several possible factors that might be adding to lớn its length. Is the lesson carefully planned and rehearsed, so that you are not groping for words or ideas during the lesson? Have you practiced the routines & procedures of MTPhường with your children, so that they know what is expected of them? Are you prepared, depending upon how the lesson unfolds, to choose without hesitation from aý muốn several different possible scaffolding scenargame ios for children at multiple levels of achievement? Is your message too long? Message Time Plus messages should be rich & meaningful, yet concise. The message length should be one to lớn four sentences long, depending on your grade level and the time of year. Finally, select no more than three children khổng lồ come up lớn the MTPhường. board for scaffolding.
Can I use an excerpt from a book or a published poem for my message?
Message Time Plus messages are crafted by teachers to ensure that they contain all of the elements necessary khổng lồ achieve the lesson’s primary objective. The message will be in the selected genre, and it will contain one khổng lồ three Tier II or Tier III vocabulary words, words with the phonological elements that the class has been practicing, và sight words that the children are chrissiemanby.coming. It is almost impossible khổng lồ find a published text that includes all of these desired elements và would take longer searching for a piece than it would to write an original one. Additionally, rethành viên that MTP. is modeled writing; you can’t Model and explain your thinking around your writing choices (for example, topic, word choice, or content) if you haven’t written the piece yourself.