Inclusion Strategies for Reading

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Hello my name is Patrick McLain
Interest: Hunting, fishing, wrestling, hanging out with my family.

Education: I grew up in Bend Oregon and I attended Bend Senior High School. I am attending SOU looking to graduate next year with a degree in Elementary Education. My goals would be to finish school strong and become a fourth grade teacher back in my home town.
What Gives Me Joy: I enjoy doing anything outdoors, but what gives me the most joy is hanging out in my homw town with my family.
Fear: My greatest fear of being a teacher would have to be the unknown. I have no idea what it is going to be like and that is scary.

School: School has always been something that is hard for me. I have never been the student that can relax and not worry about it. I feel that is going to make me a good teacher because I know how it feels to struggle and I can help those students who are having a hard time.
This Course: I would like to gain the skills to have an inclusive classroom that is suitable for all learning styles. I am looking forward to learning about what it means to be inclusive in a classroom setting.



Inclusion strategies in reading are modified instruction and curriculum design that meet students’ all around needs in their academic life. Inclusion strategies in reading are very important because we really need to know how to help all students. Reading is something everyone needs to know how to do because it is everywhere. Without reading you will be in a very small world. My wiki not only focus on reading but everything that goes with that including phonic awareness, comprehension, and vocabulary development.

Here are some great sources!

http://rse.sagepub.com/content/22/1/15.short
  • The purpose of this article is to describe downward and upward extensions of Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS) in reading.
* I GIVE THIS 4 OUT OF 5
http://www.readingrockets.org/article/3479/
  • This site provides seven strategies to teach students text comprehension. These strategies include: monitoring comprehension, metacognition, graphic and semantic organizers, answering questions, generating questions, recognizing story structure, and summarizing.
* I GIVE THIS 5 OUT OF 5
http://www.time4learning.com/readingpyramid/comprehension.htm
  • This site is an online interactive tool to help students with all aspects of reading, phonics, and more. This sight is broken down into different curriculums to accommodate grades from K-8. The areas this site includes are phonemic awareness, building vocabulary, reading fluency, reading skills pyramid, reading comprehension, phonica curriculum.
* I GIVE THIS 5 OUT OF 5
http://www.freereading.net/index.php?title=Phonological_Awareness_Activities
  • This site is a resource that gives a variety of activities for phonics, and helps the students to learn what they are and how they are used. Teachers can use this site for worm ups and worksheets to help their kids learn phonics.
* I GIVE THIS 5 OUT OF 5
http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/literacy/comprehension_strategies.html
  • This site gives you information on six comprehension strategies including: making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, determining importance, and synthesizing.
* I GIVE THIS 5 OUT OF 5
http://www.cobbk12.org/cheathamhill/lfs%20update/vocabulary%20and%20word%20walls.htm
  • This site gives different vocabulary activities to use in your classroom. It also explains what research tells us about vocabulary and what effective strategies are for schools.
*I GIVE THIS 4.5 OUT OF 5
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/5-surefire-strategies-developing-reading-fluency
  • This site gives five strategies for improving reading fluency. These strategies are: Model fluent reading, do repeated readings in class, promote phrased reading in class, enlist tutors to help out, and try a reader's theater in class.
*I GIVE THIS 3 OUT OF 5
http://www.readinga-z.com/more/reading_strat.html
  • This is a good site for teachers to gain the tools to help with a student's overall reading. It has a lot of good information on reading and word attack strategies.
*I GIVE THIS 4.5 OUT OF 5
My Top Resource!

http://www.time4learning.com/readingpyramid/comprehension.htm
  • I will chose this as my top source because it is an all around great tool for teachers to use to help their students. It offers so much and it is very user friendly. I gave this source a 5 out of 5.
Five Important Facts I Have Learned

  1. "Reading comprehension" requires understanding, which comes after learning how to interact with the text.
  2. Predictions encourage active reading and keep students interested, whether or not the predictions are correct.
  3. The average student learns about 3,000 words per year.
  4. There are many different reading strategies, and every child learns their own way.
  5. Reading comprehension has many different elements in it.

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