• Happy February! It's a month full of love (Valentine's Day)!

     

    Check out this great audiobook about how love can protect us from things we're scared of:

    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®

    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

     

    From Storyline Online: "School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary."

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kmarcus@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kmarcus@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • Happy January! It's the beginning of a new year!

     

    Check out this great audiobook about dreaming:

     

    Remember to Dream, Ebere: Erivo, Cynthia, Pinkney Barlow, Charnelle:  9780316496155: Amazon.com: Books

    Remember to Dream, Ebere by Cynthia Erivo

     

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kmarcus@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • Happy December! It's a month of fun holidays!

     

    Check out this great audiobook about different holidays:

    Celebrate! The Holidays (Celebrate!, 10): Day, Sophia, Johnson, Megan,  Strouse, Stephanie: 9781640078628: Amazon.com: Books 

    Celebrate! The Holidays by Sophia Day

     

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kmarcus@duxbury.k12.ma.us

     

  • Happy November! It's a month all about gratitude and being thankful for what we have in our lives.

     

    Check out this great audiobook about a very worried Turkey:

    Storyline Online - Turkey Trouble read by Marc Maron 

    Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano

     

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kmarcus@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kmarcus@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • Open House 2022

     

    Happy October! It's a month of spookiness with Halloween coming up! If you want to read a fun, spooky book, check out the audiobook below!

     

    Check out the audiobook:

     

    I Need My Monster: Noll, Amanda, McWilliam, Howard: 8580001070803:  Amazon.com: Books

    I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll

     

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kmarcus@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kmarcus@duxbury.k12.ma.us

     

     

     

     

     

  • Open House 2022

     

    Welcome back to school! We hope you are looking forward to a wonderful year!  I've attached a great first day of school book!

     

    Check out the audiobook:

     

    Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School: Parish, Herman, Avril, Lynne:  9780062032744: Amazon.com: Books

    Amelia Bedelia's First Day Of School by Herman Parish

     

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kmarcus@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kmarcus@duxbury.k12.ma.us

     

     

     

     

     

  • Happy June! This is the last month of the school year! I chose this book to feature because it takes place at the beach (a place that many of us will be this summer). Enjoy!

     

    Check out this great audiobook:

    When a Dragon Moves In: Moore, Jodi, McWilliam, Howard: 9780979974670:  Books - Amazon

    When A Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore

     

    From Storyline Online: "If you build a perfect sandcastle, a dragon will move in. And that’s exactly what happens to one very lucky boy at the beach. Dad is busy sunbathing and Mom is busy with her book, so the boy and dragon roam the beach together, flying a kite, braving the waves, and roasting marshmallows. But no one believes him when he shares the news of his magnificent dragon: Mom only hears the roar of the ocean, Dad thinks the dragon feather is a seagull feather, and know-it-all sis claims there’s no such thing as a dragon. That’s when the sandwiches mysteriously disappear, claw prints are found in the brownies, and dragon-giggles erupt from the strangest of places. Heh-heh-heh. Is there truly a mischievous dragon running around in the beach or is someone’s imagination running wild? Decide for yourself When a Dragon Moves In."

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kmarcus@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • Happy May! May is the month of Mothers, since May 8th is Mother's Day! The book below is a great story about how a parent's love can transform the world for a child.  Enjoy!

     

    Check out this great audiobook:

    The Kissing Hand: Penn, Audrey, Harper, Ruth: 9781933718101: Books:  Amazon.com

    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

     

    From Storyline Online: "School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary."

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kmarcus@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • Happy April! The book below is a great story about not taking things for granted.  In this story, a bear takes the bees' work for granted and ends up losing his sweet honey.  Enjoy!

     

    Check out this great audiobook:

    Please Please the Bees: Kelley, Gerald, Kelley, Gerald: 9780807551837:  Amazon.com: Books

    Please Please the Bees by Gerald Kelley

     

    From Storyline Online: "Life is sweet for Benedict. Every morning he wakes up to find jars of fresh honey on his back porch. He makes honey toast for breakfast, bakes honey cake in the afternoon, and drinks honey tea before bed. But one day, the jars on Benedict’s porch are empty. The bees in his backyard have gone on strike! They are tired of doing all the work around the hive. What can Benedict do to make the bees happy and bring sweetness back to his days?"

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • Happy March! As the year goes on, we are learning more and more about each other and celebrating our differences.  This is a great story that celebrates differences through the types of food we like to eat.

     

    Check out this great audiobook:

    Carlas Sandwich | Read Aloud | Simply Storytime - YouTube

    Carla's Sandwich by Debbie Herman

     

    From Storyline Online: "When Carla brings weird sandwiches to school, her classmates have plenty to say about them. “That’s sick!” says Leslie. “That’s disgusting!” says Natie. But Carla thinks otherwise. “It’s unique. It’s creative.” - Just like Carla."

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • Happy February! It's a month full of love (Valentine's Day)!

     

    Check out this great audiobook about how love can protect us from things we're scared of:

    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®

    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

     

    From Storyline Online: "School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary."

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  •  

    Happy January! It's the beginning of a new year!

     

    Check out this great audiobook about dreaming:

     

    Remember to Dream, Ebere: Erivo, Cynthia, Pinkney Barlow, Charnelle:  9780316496155: Amazon.com: Books

    Remember to Dream, Ebere by Cynthia Erivo

     

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • Happy December! It's a month of fun holidays!

     

    Check out this great audiobook about different holidays:

    Celebrate! The Holidays (Celebrate!, 10): Day, Sophia, Johnson, Megan,  Strouse, Stephanie: 9781640078628: Amazon.com: Books 

    Celebrate! The Holidays by Sophia Day

     

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • Happy November! It's a month all about gratitude and being thankful for what we have in our lives.

     

    Check out this great audiobook about a very worried Turkey:

    Storyline Online - Turkey Trouble read by Marc Maron 

    Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano

     

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • Happy October! Welcome back! It's going to be a spooky month!

     

    Check out the audiobook:

    Storyline Online - I Need My Monster read by Rita Moreno 

    I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll

     

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • Welcome back to school! We hope you are looking forward to a wonderful year!  I've attached a great first day of school book!

     

    Check out the audiobook:

     

    Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School: Parish, Herman, Avril, Lynne:  9780062032744: Amazon.com: Books

    Amelia Bedelia's First Day Of School by Herman Parish

     

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Also, if you're looking for something to work on to help your child's reading, you could practice working with these words:

     

    Fundations Trick Words 

     

    Some Activities To Do With These Words:

    1) Student reads the word, then writes it while saying the letter names out loud

    Characteristics of a students writing techniques - TechDissected

    2) Student reads the word, then writes the word on a whiteboard, and traces over the letters with his/her finger or marker while saying the letter names out loud

    Amazon.com : Manuscript Writing Dry Erase Board - Preschool, Kindergarten,  First and Second Grade - Learn To Write, Practice, Alphabet 12" x 9" :  Office Products

     

    3) Student reads the word, then writes it in the air with his/her two fingers while saying the letter names out loud

    Multisensory Reading Activities | Understood - For learning and thinking  differences

    4) Make flashcards and have the student read each flashcard.  Put the ones that he/she gets incorrect in a pile and practice those words next time

    Fry First 100 Sight Word Flashcards - Free by Amanda's Little Learners

    5) The student creates a sentence with the word (he/she can write it or just say it out loud)

    Pacon Sentence & Learning Strips, Elementary Students (5166) | Quill.com

    6) Give the student a few words and he/she has to make a sentence

     

     

    Enjoy!

     

     

     

    Katherine Marcus

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  •  

    June 2021

    It's almost the end of the school year! To finish off the year, I found this great book:

    Check out the audiobook... 

    Thursday Therapy: The Night Before Summer Vacation - All Y'all Need

    The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • May 2021

    Happy May! This month has two holidays - Mother's Day and Memorial Day.  To celebrate Mother's Day, I found this great book:

    Stellaluna - Teaching Children Philosophy - Prindle Institute

    Check out the audiobook... 

    Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • April 2021

    Happy April! This month I want to share a fun story about Earth Day since Earth Day is April 22nd! Here is my book of choice this month:

    Fancy Nancy - Every Day Is Earth Day - By Jane O'Connor | Children's Earth  Day Books Read Aloud - YouTube

    Check out the audiobook... 

    Fancy Nancy - Everyday is Earth Day by Jane O'Connor

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  •  

     

    March 2021

    Happy March! This month I wanted to share a fun story with you! Here is my book of choice this month:

    Hey, That's MY Monster! (I Need My Monster): Noll, Amanda, McWilliam,  Howard: 9781936261376: Amazon.com: Books 

    Check out the audiobook... 

    Hey, That's My Monster!

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  •  

     

    February 2021

    Happy February! February is a short month and a fast one! I know we're all getting excited about Valentine's Day and February vacation.  Here is my book of choice this month:

     OLIVIA and the Perfect Valentine (Olivia TV Tie-in): Shaw, Natalie,  Johnson, Shane L.: 9781442484849: Amazon.com: Books

    Check out the audiobook... 

    Olivia and the Perfect Valentine

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  •  

     January 2021

    Happy New Year! I think we're all very excited for 2021.  It's going to be a great year.  Let's start out with a wonderful read aloud book.  Here is my book of choice this month:

     

    A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf): Shannon, David:  9780439598385: Amazon.com: Books

     

    Check out the audiobook... 

    A Bad Case Of The Stripes

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  •  

    December 2020

    December means winter holidays! It's the best time to cuddle up with a good book, cup of hot chocolate, and sit by the fire.  Here's my book of choice this month:

     

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Read & Play with Dr. Seuss app - YouTube

     

    Check out the audiobook... 

    How The Grinch Stole Christmas Read Aloud

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  •  

    November 2020

    November means Thanksgiving and National Family Literacy Month!!!  Check out this video for the Alden National Family Literacy Month:

    Alden National Family Literacy Month

    National Family Literacy

     

    It's the perfect time to be thankful and grateful.  Looking for some good stories about gratitude?  Check out this audiobook... 

    Please Please the Bees

    Please Please the Bees

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • October 2020

    It's the beginning of Fall and we are FALLing in love with books! If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Want to listen to a story read aloud?

     

    Click here to listen to "The Biggest Pumpkin Ever" by Steven Kroll. 

    pumpkin

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • SEPTEMBER 2020

    Hello! Welcome Back to Alden School! I am excited to see you all again to start a wonderful September.  If you have any questions about the reading program or are looking for reading resources, please feel free to contact me.  I'm looking forward to another great school year!

    20 Best Classic Children's Books of All Time - Best Books for Kids

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us