Reading Part 1 (Grades PK-2) with Make and Take

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Course Description

In Part 1 of PK-2 Reading, participants will explore reading with realia in mind as they begin by asking questions, making predictions, and looking at the text to self, text to text, and text to world connection. Students will have a better understanding of author’s purpose, author’s perspective, text structure, text features, and point of view. At a grade-appropriate level, students will use concrete strategies for comprehending text like never before as they dive into visualizing what they have read, gathering textual evidence, and inferencing. Through the process of recognizing, verbalizing, and utilizing concepts with games and activities, teachers will leave with a wealth of knowledge in connecting reading and writing in a Teach BIG way!

Welcome to your Make and Take journey with Teach BIG: The Writing Academy!  You will receive your box of Make and Take materials approximately one week from the date you sign up for the course.  You are welcome to begin the course, but you will need to stop when a Make and Take time appears until you have received your box of goodies, unless you would like to progress through the course and compete the Make and Take at a later time. 

Some Make and Take pointers:

  • Your Make and Take box will be shipped to the mailing address that we are provided at the time of enrollment.
  • Your box will arrive with only a mailing label on the front and a course label on the side of your box.
  • You will have a cute top label that has been printed of full-sheet sticker paper inside your box.  You can apply that label at any time.
  • You will see that you are also receiving a sheet of stickers which have numbers upon it.  Those are the number that will be applied to your bags as you create them.
  • The course will build in instructions for making everything directly after the unit for which that activity applies.
  • Some bags will contain a one whole group demonstration set, while others will contain small group or individual sets of manipulatives.
  • A timer is embedded to provide time for you to complete the cutting, gluing, folding, or assembling.
  • If you choose to add on the Make and Take portion after you have completed then course, you will receive a video with only the Make and Take portion of the course.
  • A certificate of attendance will be assigned after the completion of the course/Make and Take time.
  • It is your responsibility to truly engage and create all of the manipulatives designed for your class.
  • All copyright laws apply to use, copying, and distribution of all materials contained within the Make and Take.  The box of manipulatives is designed for one class and for the individual educator who completed the course.

Key concepts covered include:

  • Questions and Predictions
  • Text Connections/Features/Structure
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Tap vs. Think
  • T.R.A.C.K.S.
  • Inferencing
  • Rubrics