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Becky Ransom joins GRACEPOINT Lower School as a Reading and Writing Teacher. She recently retired from Cobb County Schools with 26 years experience.  She taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade and was most recently an Academic Reading Coach for 5 years. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham. Becky has two adult children and has recently become a first-time Grandmother!  Becky and her husband attend Northstar Church.  They love to travel, garden, and spend time with their new Grandson.  They cheer for the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Falcons! 

 

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Reading Group # 2

Parents,
Wishing all of you a very nice and relaxing 3 day weekend!  Next week we will continue to learn all the rules for magic "e".  We have had lessons on long a-e and e-e!  Next week we will move into I-e!   Please have the students read and discuss the passages each night and review their red words for the week. Thank you for your support!
Game idea:  have the students sort short a/e/I words from long a/e/I words.  You can do this with chalk, white boards and writing the words on small plastic cups and let them build towers!

Reading Group #1

Parents,
Wishing you all a nice and relaxing 3 day weekend!  Next week we will begin looking at roots, prefixes and suffixes!  We begin with the rule for "ate"! (with the long a sound/verb/means to make or do)  These lessons will explore words they may already know and build on this knowledge and tackle harder words and learn how to build "word sums".  Please have your student continue to read and discuss daily passages and review their red words for the week.  Thank you for all your help and support!
 

Reading Class 2

Happy Friday!  We have been very busy in reading these past weeks.  We have explored the skills of: "tch", "dge" and "all".  Next week we will spend the time reviewing all the skills we have cover so far in OG.  Remember to read nightly and practice your red words.  Your students continue to work hard every day!!!!
Enjoy your weekend!
Mrs. Ransom

Reading Group 1

12/14/18
Happy Friday!  We have been very busy these past weeks in reading.  We are moving into the skill: "y" changing rule.  We will continue this rule until Christmas break.  We have added weekly vocabulary word searches from our reading passages.  Remember to read nightly and review red words.  Enjoy your weekend.  Only 11 more days till Christmas!!!!
Mrs. Ransom

Reading Group 2

Parents,
Thank you for your time last week during conferences!!  It was GREAT to see all of you and share what we are doing in Reading.  This week we begin the skill: tch. (final /ch/ sounds has a short vowel that proceeds it-spell it tch/catch)  We will review this skill when we return from Thanksgiving break.  Be sure to read nightly and practice your child's red words. I hope all families have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  Be sure to stay dry and be safe this week!

Reading Group 1

It's hard to believe that it is almost Thanksgiving Break!  This week we will look at the /tion/ rule.  This includes: tion, ssion, sion skill pattern.  We will review these skills the week we return from Thanksgiving break.  Thank you for your time during conferences.  It is always great to share what we are doing in Reading class.  Be sure to read nightly and practice red words.  Enjoy the rest of your week and stay dry!!!!!

Reading Group 2

This week in reading we reviewed diagraphs (ch/th/wh/sh), blends and cvc words.  We also dove into the FLOSS rule. (1 syllable words, 1 short vowel that end in f,l, s or z-double the f,  l, s or z).  We continue to review old red words and build on new ones.  We are working on oral comprehension from our passages.
Be sure to read nightly.  Have a GREAT fall weekend!

Reading Group 1

Reading Updates;  This week we dove into the rule of  "1-1-1 doubling". (skip/skipping) Next week we will be covering the " e dropping rule(drive/driving)
In the next few weeks we will be working on our fluency and quick decoding skills through oral drills.  We continue to build on reading comprehension and details.  Be sure to read nightly!  Have a GREAT fall weekend!!!

Reading Class # 2

Happy Fall Break!  I hope all students and families have a restful and relaxing break.  Enjoy this time with your family!!! When we return from break, we will dive into diagraphs.  We are working on our fluency and answering the "who", "what" and "where" in our reading passages.  Be sure to read a few nights from your passages that are in your blue folder.

Reading Class #1

Happy Fall Break!  Hope you enjoy your time with your family!  When we return from break we will dive into "r" controlled vowels.  We are discussing inferencing in reading comprehension.  We also are working on oral retelling of the reading passages.

Reading Class #2

Parents,
We have had a great week in reading class!  We are finishing up our review of "cvc" words and short vowels.  Next week we will look at blends and adding "s" to the end of 1 syllable words.  Thank you for signing each reading passage.  This helps me to know that your student is reading to you nightly. Your kids work hard each day and continue to make progress.  Enjoy your weekend!

Reading Class #1

Parents,
This week we have completed our review with vowel teams. Next week and after fall break we will review "r" controlled vowels.  We continue to practice fluency in our oral reading, as well as inferencing in reading comprehension. Enjoy your weekend!

Week of 9/4/18

Happy Labor Day!
This week in reading we will continue to review vowel teams.  We will concentrate this week on the "oe"  (toe) and "oy" (joy)  patterns. Last Friday we enjoyed a vocabulary game challenge of BUZZ word! Thank you for checking the blue reading folders each night.

Week 9/4/18

Parents,
Wishing you a Happy Labor Day weekend!  This week in reading we will continue with cvc words using short a, I and o.  We had fun last Friday playing Don't Be Greedy with the short vowel words and our red words.  Please check your child's blue reading folder each night for new reading homework.