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Old 07-29-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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does anyone have a district or school that uses this program?

I am curious if you do, what do you think of it?


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Both districts I've worked in used Making Meaning. I personally like it. It covers reading skills that students need and for the most part has wonderful trade books to teach/practice each skill. Plus, by using the program, you build a classroom community where students feel comfortable sharing their ideas.
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We use it in our district and I love it. I think it's beneficial to help kiddos learn and develop comprehension skills. I like, too, that the TE gives the right kind of questions to get the kids thinking. And as the PP stated, it helps build community.
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We just started using it last year and I really like it. It covers really important skills through terrific literature. Ditto everything the PP stated about community, comp. skills, etc.
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I have used it for both 3rd and 6th grades. It is an extremely easy and engaging program. Not only does it reinforce what excellent readers do, but it teaches social skills as well. The students have to really "make meaning" from the stories because the activities require them to know the story. The company picked great stories for the kids to listen to, and they also provide alternative titles. There is very little prep work, and it also has a script that you can use as a guide.

It is convenient for subs because the daily lessons are so well planned that any person can step in and complete a lesson.

Any other questions, let me know.


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Old 07-29-2010, 06:52 PM
 
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thanks for the information.
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