The Art and Science of Teaching Reading with Best Practices
Our students need a solid foundation of phonemic awareness, phonics, and writing skills (encoding sounds to print) to build reading success! They also deserve oral language fluency and to be a part of a joyful learning community. We encourage you to build a love of language and an “I can do it!” mindset with shared poetry and song experiences. We honor both the art and science of teaching reading when we give students “I Can Read” Poetry Notebooks to build foundational skills and create celebrations of language!
15 Ways Poetry Notebooks Build the Outloud Culture
- I am learning to draw with detail and it makes me happy!
- My whole class has fun sharing these poems and songs together.
- I can memorize, recite, and perform language.
- I can reread these poems and songs with my family.
- Memorizing rhymes develops phonemic awareness.
- I am training my eyes to move quickly across the page.
- I am learning new vocabulary.
- I can practice using my phonics skills to read new words.
- I can read high-frequency words “by heart!”
- The more I practice, the better I get!
- I am learning to be a good expressive speaker—just like my
- Every time I reread a rhyme, my reading gets more fluent! (Fluency = speed + accuracy)
- I like to read my personal anthology of poems and songs and rhymes!
- I practice to become a master at reading every page.
- I can keep this reading notebook forever!