Resource
(Grades K - 4)

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Teachers

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Last updated 2/26/08
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Resource (Grades K-4)

K-4 resource room uses a structured, sequential, multisensory phonics approach to help students acquire needed skills to become more proficient readers and spellers.  Focus is on phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency development.  Dibels (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) screenings are administered at the beginning of the year, early January, and late April to assess the above five skill areas using grade appropriate measures.  These results as well as consultation with and input from homeroom teachers are used as a basis to implement a resource room plan.

Kindergarten

Students who did not show benchmark proficiency work on any or all of these essential prereading skills:

  • Naming the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet
  • Identifying beginning sounds
  • Blending individual sounds into words - either nonsense or real  ex. bip or can
  • Segmenting words into their individual sounds such as too or rink
Students are progress-monitored periodically to check for growth.

First Grade

Students are screened in alphabet recognition, blending and segmenting sounds. In January, the oral reading fluency screening is added.  Students who get help in the resource room receive instruction in these areas:
  • The common sounds for, as well as, how to write the consonants, digraphs, beginning and ending blends and the short vowel sounds as read in closed syllables
  • The long vowel sounds as found in open, "magic e" and some vowel teams
  • The R-controlled vowels
  • Vowel teams
  • The -cle syllables
  • Multiple spellings for many sounds, especially the long vowel sounds
  • Other common sounds and endings
  • How to sound out words for spelling with better accuracy
  • Concept of a syllable
  • The six syllable types and how that affects the vowel sounds in them
  • The syllable division pattern: vc/cv
  • Common sight words
  • Oral reading to apply the above skills and build more automaticity and fluency

Second Grade

Students are screened in their ability to blend real and nonsense words, oral reading fluency, and comprehension.  Instruction includes review of what was learned in Grade One.  They then continue to build from the simple to more complex by reviewing and adding these skills:
  • All six syllable types and the vowel sounds in them
  • Add syllable division patterns of: vcccv, vccccv, v/cv, and vc/v
  • Introduction of more sounds both common and uncommon
  • Spelling rules for words with short vowel sounds
  • Continued work on identifying the 224 most often read words with an eventual goal of 100% mastery
  • Write dictated sentences that are proofread for capitals, punctuation, and spelling
  • Oral reading practice to apply the skills learned and to build fluency and rate, as well as, comprehension

Third Grade

Students are screened in oral reading fluency and comprehension.   Instruction in resource includes review of previously introduced skills such as syllable types and the vowel sounds in them, individual sounds, spelling rules and the syllable division patterns.  New skills include:
  • Syllable division pattern of v/v and prefix/root/suffix.
  • Dividing multisyllabic words as an aid in decoding.
  • Schwa
  • More unusual sounds
  • Continued work on 100% reading and spelling mastery of the 224 words that are most often used.
  • Spelling changes when adding endings like the doubling rule, change y to i, and dropping the e before adding an ending.
  • Write dictated sentences and proofread for capitals, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Oral reading practice to apply the above word attack skills, to build rate, automaticity, and fluency as well as comprehension.

Fourth Grade

Students are screened in oral reading fluency and comprehension.   Instruction in resource includes review of previously introduced skills such as syllable types and the vowel sounds in them, individual sounds, spelling rules and the syllable division patterns.  New skills include:
  • Syllable division pattern of v/v and prefix/root/suffix.
  • Dividing multisyllabic words as an aid in decoding.
  • Schwa
  • More unusual sounds
  • Continued work on 100% reading and spelling mastery of the 224 words that are most often used.
  • Spelling changes when adding endings like the doubling rule, change y to i, and dropping the e before adding an ending.
  • Write dictated sentences and proofread for capitals, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Oral reading practice to apply the above word attack skills, to build rate, automaticity, and fluency as well as comprehension.

Fifth Grade
  • Students in Miss Cepowski’s Math class have been using Mrs. Lord for assistance with math work. 
  • Students also are allowed to use the Resource Room as a quiet place to complete homework.
Teachers

Mrs. Bodensteiner

Mrs. Margie Bodensteiner (Grades K - 4)

Mrs. Lord

Mrs. Diana Lord (Grades 5 - 8)


Mrs. Bluml

Mrs. Bonnie Bluml (Grades 5 - 8)