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  • in reply to: Time and priorities #15810
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    Exactly! This is what sets F&F apart from other reading comprehension programs.

    in reply to: Assessment Review #15808
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    I appreciated the breakdown of the different percentage points. This could easily be implemented in our RenWeb categories section including the fluency category.

    in reply to: Skill Development Assessment Practice #15806
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    I agreed with all of these Jenni! These were my answers too.

    in reply to: Reading Assessment and Feedback #15805
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    I agree that I like the idea of sitting and coaching to see transference of this skill into other areas!

    in reply to: SPECS Experience #15794
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    I am excited for you ladies to collaborate! I agree with you Amanda, the kids come up with really funny questions or links that liven up the sessions.

    in reply to: Sample plan #15787
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    I can imagine that it is difficult to scale down to a workable process for Kindergarten. I love this session process for the upper elementary, but I know that it must be tricky to read the content together and still have a later meaningful session.

    in reply to: CCS #15785
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    I know that the students who struggle to stay on task are a concern. I have observed classrooms where the teacher is doing a great job with their small groups, but a student not in the group is totally checked out. It is difficult to manage the happenings of all of the students in this scenario.

    in reply to: Collaborative Comprehension #15783
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    Oh Barbara! That is such a sweet moment. Thank you for sharing! It is impactful when the students can see that their teachers are moved and emotional over a story.

    in reply to: Vocabulary Demonstration #15779
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    I agree that the format is clear for the students. It is easy for them to interact with any word presented to them in any subject in this manner for a better grasp of the meaning.

    in reply to: Vocabulary #15778
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    I agree that the context is a great way to expand a student’s thinking around a word! I think that incorporating the picture in a meaningful way where the definition is clear is also so helpful for a better understanding!

    in reply to: Lesson demonstration #15776
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    I agree that it was helpful. This is the part that always feels so different to me than any other part of teaching! It is helpful to watch others demonstrate the modeling aspect of this program. I know that with the new technology we have available, our teachers will have an easier time displaying the process questions large enough to that the students can clearly follow the reason for the thinking that is being displayed.

    in reply to: Visual Tool #15775
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    I agree! I noticed that I was thinking about why the character did what they did. I made connections between the thoughts/feelings and the actions along with the dialogue. I could see more clearly why the character made the choices that he did.

    in reply to: Current Instruction #15770
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    Barbara, I agree that the time each unit allows for mastery of a skill is what sets this program apart. I had been teaching for 10 years before I started teaching reading this way, and honestly, I saw such great progress in the thinking of my students. I also saw a love for reading develop in some students because of the balance of enjoyment with skill practice.

    in reply to: The Ride to London #15453
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    It was also difficult to determine the author’s intended message based on the line of questioning.

    in reply to: Reading Comprehension #15386
    Rachel Knernschield
    Participant

    Great point, John. The teachers line of questioning and instruction directly impacts the comprehension. I think that the modeling aspect of F&F along with the process questions guide students do a higher level of thinking.

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