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Posted on October 14, 2014 10:36 pm
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GyNuny
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Struggling Writer
A student in Mrs. Young's class is struggling to write. She is a kindergarten students who is low in English proficiency, however her peers that are at the same proficiency are advancing while she is not. She can read the sight words, "I, like, play, to" but cannot write the sentence "I like to play". She has been receiving interventions of fine motor skills but still doesn't seem to get it. Any suggestions on what to do next?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 14, 2014 11:08 pm

 Richerzhagen
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Since the student can read sight words being used, transfer those words to index cards. Also, to teach capitalization and punctuation, put a capital "I" and a card with a "period" in the collection. Have the student create the sentence with the words on the cards, then transfer that into their writing notebook. Also, assign a student who is proficient in writing to be a "buddy" to help the student create sentences and cards for future writings.
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Solution 2
Posted October 15, 2014 12:03 am

syQase
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In order to model for the student, the teacher could write the sentence, then have the student to copy what is written below. This would provide a guide for her to follow. I would also begin procedures to move her to the next tier in the intervention plan. It appears that she may need intensive interventions. You may also consider beginning a 504 plan as well.
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Solution 3
Posted October 15, 2014 8:45 pm

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I think that another possible solution could be to find some type of reading program on the internet that is interactive for the student to engage in. Since children these days are more into technology maybe this is an option to getting the student to write words in a sentence.
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Solution 4
Posted October 17, 2014 12:07 am

 Purry
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For kindergarten who has low English proficiency. I would allow them to draw the story, explain to me and I dictate for them what they are saying. Another way would be to have sentence frames with pictures to help the student make those connections between written language and visual pictures. The student could also read passages with those sight words and highlight the words in the passage and a draw a picture to match the story to determine if they understand what the story was about.
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Solution 5
Posted October 17, 2014 5:12 pm

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The key to helping this student is remediation. It is very difficult to catch students like this up when the rest of the class is constantly moving forward. The teacher should leverage all possible resources to meet the needs of this student. Using a peer tutor, engaging the student in dialogue, or any other activity that helps the student increase her reading comprehension should help. The ESL teacher will also have strategies and resources to help this student.
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