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GUMS means grammar, usage and mechanics and spelling. This is where kids get graded for capitals and punctuation and spelling. We talk about this at the beginning of the year a good bit. We also practice revising and editing a good bit too to help in this area!
GUMS and Stategies
I am working on a website for the reading strategies I use in my classroom. Mentally I break reading into befiore reading, during reading and after reading. I plan according to "where" we are. I have some listed on my website for before reading. I am moving out of my classroom into a trailer (long story) and haven't had the time to devote to my website. Its coming!
My favoring during reading strategy is "think marks." I think this is Fountas and Pinell. Kids are given post it notes. Anytime they think when they read (it should be ALL the time- we are working up to realizing that) they write down what they are thinking on the post-it. it can be comparing it to another sotry, life experience, questions, feeling, a thought to share or a prediction and so on. We then share these during groups. They can lead to great conversation.
Check my site for more. You can email me at mandyhollandhotmail.com if you have any questions.
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