Degrees and Certifications:
National Board Certification Bachelors in Early Childhood Education
Welcome to XSPURT! We are excited about growing readers and writers this year!
What does an XSPURT lesson look like and sound like?
Each part of a Guided Reading lesson supports children in learning how to solve problems while they are actually reading and writing connected text:
Familiar reading (re-reading of stories previously read) gives students the opportunity to practice what they already know;
the new book introduction sets students up for success in increasingly challenging texts;
reading the new book allows them to work on meeting new challenges with guidance;
the teaching point focuses them on important strategies to use;
a short spurt of word work supports specific tools to immediately apply in reading or writing;
and writing takes advantage of the powerful reciprocal relationship between learning to read and learning to write.
Including all of these aspects also keeps the lesson moving at a fast pace and doesn’t demand too long an attention span on any one aspect.