Literacy Interventionists

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                    Mrs. Lewis, Ms. Cox, & Mrs. Stevens

                              Welcome to Our Literacy Intervention Page!  


Our literacy intervention program at Cielo Azul Elementary serves students in grades K-5 who can benefit from extra support in reading and writing. We are specialized reading teachers who work with students in a small group setting at least 4 times per week.  Our goal is to improve early reading skills and strategies which can contribute to a student's long term reading ability.  Our interventions specifically focus on the development of key reading skills such as phonological awareness and knowledge of phonetics in order to teach students to recognize words quickly and efficiently. The integration of these different skills and knowledge allows students to practice comprehending words as they read them. By learning these skills and approaches to literature from an early age allows students to become successful readers in later life.

Useful Links:

11 Ways Parents Can Help Their Child Read

5 Things Never to Say to an Emergent Reader

Reading Aloud with your child

Starfall.com

Bookflix-reading site
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Ways to Practice Phonological Awareness at Home: 
 
     
1) Nursery Rhymes – Read nursery rhymes to your child and have them help you guess the rhyming word in each sentence.  

 
2) Dr. Seuss Books – Dr. Seuss books are great to read to your child because they are full of rhymes. Read them to your child and have them help you guess the rhyming words.  
 
3) Guess that Beginning Sound – During car trips think of different words to tell your child. See if they can guess what beginning sound they start with.  
 

4) Make a list – Make a pretend shopping list with your child with items that can only begin with a certain sound (C – carrots, corn, cake). 
 
5) Penny Push – Give your child 5 pennies. Place a picture on the table. Have them push up a penny for each sound they hear in the word.  
 
6) Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes – Give your child with 1 – 4 sounds (I, to, cat, dogs) and have them stand and touch their head, shoulders, knees, and toes as they are saying the sounds in the word.  
 
7) Bean Bag Toss – Hand your child 5 bean bags. Give them a word. Have them toss a bean bag in a bucket for each sound they hear in the word. For each bean bag they make in the bucket, they get a point.  
 
8) Phoneme Jump – Place a green, yellow, and red mat on the floor and give your child a word. Have them jump to each mat for each sound they hear in the word.  
 
9) Silly Putty – Give your child some silly putty and a word. Have them stretch the silly putty for each sound they hear in the word.  
 
10)  Down By the Bay – Sing the song “Down by the Bay” and have your child come up with their own rhyme at the end (“Have you ever seen a bee drinking some tea”). 

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