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Posted on Sep 15, 2011

Gillispie “Gems” of the Week

September 15, 2011

Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Auld gets leads a review of capital letters as part of the Handwriting Without Tears program. Mrs. Auld and her puppet friend Freddy Fish has Chloe L’s complete interest–hook, line, and sinker. Ms. Maté Schissler, Gillispie’s reading specialist who supports literacy skills and a love of reading for students Grades K-4, asked some of her students this week, “What does fluent reading sound like?” Here are some of their insightful answers: It sounds like talking except you are reading–Cate Not too fast and not too slow–Julian It sounds like you’re very smart and you love to read–Emma It sounds like you already know how to read–Gaby It sounds like you are really into the book and you don’t want to stop and you are happy—Jackson
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