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Below are activity ideas for small groups divided up into 5 basic groups that are typical of a first grade classroom based on their DRA scores.
Level
Focus
Activities
Group A
DRA
Ato 4
phonograms, phonological and phonemic awareness, segmenting and blending sounds, using strategies such as picture clues
building words, flash cards of letter sounds and high frequency words, word building games, rhyming games, sound boxes for blending
Group B DRA 6-10
Strategies! Listen to self to check for meaning, "cross-checking," emerging fluency
practice! Fill up your "strategies tool box."
Group C DRA 12-18
Fluency- WPM, expression, tone
poetry, readers' theater, variety of texts: ficion and non-fiction
Group D DRA 18-24
vocabulary, fluency, comprehension
poetry, readers' theater, variety of texts
Group E DRA 28+
building independence of reading study and deeper comprehension of books
lit. circles, author studies, chapter book series, AR,
independent studies
Continuum of Complexity of Phonological Awareness
Continuum of Complexity of Phonological Awareness

Elkonian Boxes/Sound Boxes


Description of Using Elkonian Boxes
Step By Step Description of How to Use Elkonian Boxes

Fluency Building:
Sing Along Songs
Patriotic Songs
Improving Fluency
Readers Theater Scripts
Readers Theater
Sight Word Activities
Digital Stories

Sound blending using songs

The following activity (see Yopp, M., 1992) is to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands."
If you think you know this word, shout it out!
If you think you know this word, shout it out!
If you think you know this word,
Then tell me what you've heard,
If you think you know this word, shout it out!
After singing, the teacher says a segmented word such as /k/ /a/ /t/ and students provide the blended word "cat."
More Blending & Segment Games
How to Use Sound Boxes
Onset/Rime Games

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