SENIOR READING - FLUENCY ELEMENT
Read and understand familiar and unfamiliar words and phrases, and expand vocabulary.
FLUENCY DESCRIPTOR – STEP 1
Apply sound-symbol connections to decode unfamiliar words in context.
STRUCTURES THAT SUPPORT THIS PRACTICE
  • Gradual release of responsibility
  • Accountable Talk
  • Think Alouds
  • Explicit instruction of decoding strategies
  • 3 part lessons
  • Highly visual classroom environment (posters, pictures, L1)
  • Flexible groupings
  • Multiple opportunities with texts
  • Explicit instruction in decoding unfamiliar words in context
  • Learning goals/success criteria have visual components
  • Descriptive and timely feedback structures to support for and as learning
  • Sensory support for every lesson
TOOLS
VIDEO CLIPS
POLICY DOCUMENT CONNECTIONS
The Ontario Curriculum 9-12 English as a Second Language/English Literacy DevelopmentRevised 2007

Many Roots, Many Voices: Supporting English Language Learners in all classrooms (2005)

Growing Success pp.76-78