2018年04月19日

Biliteracy Class  インターナショナルエレメンタリ―スクールクラス バイリテラシー

English Language Arts

Hello! First of all, congratulations on surviving the first two weeks of school! We understand that it's been a big adjustment for the students to go to an elementary school and come to our Biliteracy class afterwards.

Last week, our first hour was mostly spent on assessing each student's reading and writing abilities.
While Hannah conducted the assessment, Karina did four different games to help review K5 phonics and sight words.
These games were great icebreakers for the students, especially for the newcomers.

This week, the very first reading strategy called Self-Monitoring was introduced. (Self-Monitoring is an important meta-cognitive tool for boosting young readers' decoding and reading comprehension.)
One of the goals we have for the students is to develop the habit of "self-monitoring" while they read, so that when they encounter difficult words or contents, they can help themselves instead of asking for help or giving up.

The following inner dialogue is an example of Self-Monitoring:
"Is this making sense? That last part is confusing.
I better go back and re-read. Umm, I read the last part again but I am still confused. What can I do? Is there a word that I don't know the meaning? Am I reading each word correctly?"

As we start our small group reading next Monday, we would like to encourage the students to use this strategy so that they can learn to become independent readers.

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