Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pass the Torch!!

I had the opportunity to use the Reading Olympians program from Julie and Krista at The Reading Olympians.  I started the program before spring break and my kids LOVED it!  We go back tomorrow and I will be continuing the program for the next four weeks before we take the state test.

This program teaches students about prefixes, suffixes, and root words.  I started by reviewing what prefixes, suffixes, and roots are.  Then we started with the Nike set of words.  It is close to testing and we will be taking posters off of the walls soon, so I choose to make a word wall on chart paper with the kids and add examples for each prefix, suffix, and root.

Then I had the students begin working on their journal.  This is a GREAT learning tool for the students!  They are able to illustrate a picture, write a definition, list words for the prefix, suffix, or root, and use a word in a sentence.

When students complete each set of ten, then they take an assessment.  If they pass, they receive an award and move onto the next set.  We will be completing the Nike set this week!

This is a GREAT program!  I can't wait to complete the program.   I have taught my kids for two years (I moved up with them) and they loved our unit on Mythology, so this really grabbed their attention!

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  1. I like your word wall:) It looks like your students, got a lot out of it! My kids really like it too. We've used some of it and I'm hoping to use more:) Thank you for sharing! ( I'm your newest follower!

  2. Yay! I'm so glad I just found your blog because

    1. I really want to know more about this program because I normally find teaching this kind of stuff really dry and boring but you guys make it look fun and interesting.

    2. It's a fifth grade blog and I teach year six in New Zealand which is equivalent to your fifth grade!

    3. I became your 200th follower! Woohoo!

    I've added you to my friends page so that it's easy to find you again! Hope you don't mind!

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  3. Love this idea! I bet the kids are very motivated.
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  4. I had the opportunity to use this program with my group of 4th graders that I worked with while I subbed for a maternity leave. Absolutely loved it. Next year I will be a 3rd grade teacher and I am so excited to see that they have developed the program for primary grades as well. I plan to start the first semester with the lower program and transition my 3rd graders into the upper level program. By the way, I am also a KY blogger and your newest follower!