Kendra Streeter, DI Coordinator of Wilmot Elementary in Arkansas, shared this super cool video of a skit created by the first grade teacher as part of the school's Annual Literacy Program. Accoding to Ms. Streeter, each classroom was asked to present a skit, song or some type of production for the program.
Although the first graders' skit in this video is considered a comedy (watch it and see!), Ms. Streeter reports that many of the parents could see the difference that Direct Instruction was making in their children's reading skills and lives.
The school, a long time JP Partner School, uses Reading Mastery as the core of their reading study, which they have found to be "very effective in providing our students with the strategies and skills required to build a solid foundation in reading," says Ms. Streeter. Coincidenally, they also use JP as part of their professional development program.
Click here to see this fabulous and entertaining video of first grade readers!
This article was taken from the June 7th issue of our RSN Newsletter. You can view the issue by clicking here.