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    FSR E and SC 1, 2, 3

    Everyone,

    Just as the MP K-8 folks wondered about FSR E placement for some time, this has required some thought here.

    (For anyone new to MP, FSR is First Start Reading. For years, FSR had only Books A-D. Now a new book, FSR E, introduces ten long-vowel teams and the various sounds of c, g, and y. Our SC students need this too, preferably before embarking on SC StoryTime Treasures Week 17 of SC 2.)


    Inspired by Anita and Colomama, and compelled by Mrs. Lowe's recent article on Orton phonics, please find suggestions here for the FSR E Bridge placement within our SC Curriculum. For those familiar with the SC Curriculum, we will take an approach that approximates our oral introduction of FSR A in SC C prior to teaching FSR A in written form within SC 1.

    Here is a sample progression with recommended options for FSR E insertion in several places.

    Note: Options #1, #2, and #3 are preferable.

    SC 1
    SC 1 = 34 Weeks of FSR A-D with Optional 8-week extension

    ---HERE: Option #1: Teach FSR E orally during or following the SC 1 8-week extension, before beginning SC 2.


    SC 2
    SC 2 = 34 Weeks with Optional 8-week extension divided in this manner:

    1st Semester
    Weeks 1-6 Follow lesson plans to review CVC, silent e, consonant blends with phonogram cards, Classical Phonics, and Moose Moment readers.

    ---HERE: Option #2: Insert FSR E Bridge here. Teach orally if not yet taught, or teach as written, if the student is ready. Then introduce these five additional vowel teams through Classical Phonics word families and phonogram cards: /oi/, /ou/, /oo/, /oo/, /o/ before proceeding to Week 7.

    Weeks 7-16 Follow lesson plans to introduce r-controlled vowels with phonogram cards, Classical Phonics, and ALS readers.


    2nd Semester
    ---HERE: Option #3: If FSR E Bridge has not yet been taught, take the time to insert and teach here in full before beginning Week 17 lessons. Then introduce these five additional vowel teams through Classical Phonics word families and phonogram cards: /oi/, /ou/, /oo/, /oo/, /o/ before proceeding to Week 17.

    Weeks 17-34 Teach SC Storytime Treasures as instructed in the lesson plans. [Note: If needed, teach some of this orally the first time through, and then complete the full SC Storytime Treasures writing components during the SC 2 8-week extension.]

    SC 2 8-week Extension
    Option #4: If the FSR E Bridge has not yet been taught, teach now in full before proceeding to SC 3.


    I hope this is helpful.

    Thanks-
    Cheryl
    Last edited by pschaeffer; 06-10-2016, 07:15 AM.

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    Re: FSR E and SC 1, 2, 3

    This is helpful, thanks Cheryl.

    We have 1 more week of FSR D to go, but we need to spend some more time on ch vs. sh. Then, we'll start FSR E. we should be a few weeks in by Sodalitas and I can update with progress then.

    So, our plan will be to insert it after completion of SC1 during the extended review.
    Last edited by pschaeffer; 06-10-2016, 07:16 AM.
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    DS10- Simply Classical 4 / Grade 3 Classic Core,
    DD8- Grade 2 Classic Core,
    DD 6- Classic Core Kindergarten

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      #3
      Re: FSR E and SC 1, 2, 3

      Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
      Everyone,

      Just as the MP K-8 folks wondered about FSR E placement for some time, this has required some thought here.

      (For anyone new to MP, FSR is First Start Reading. For years, FSR had only Books A-D. Now a new book, FSR E, introduces ten long-vowel teams and the various sounds of c, g, and y. Our SC students need this too, preferably before embarking on SC StoryTime Treasures Week 17 of SC 2.)


      Inspired by Anita and Colomama, and compelled by Mrs. Lowe's recent article on Orton phonics, please find suggestions here for the FSR E Bridge placement within our SC Curriculum. For those familiar with the SC Curriculum, we will take an approach that approximates our oral introduction of FSR A in SC C prior to teaching FSR A in written form within SC 1.

      Here is a sample progression with recommended options for FSR E insertion in several places.

      Note: Options #1, #2, and #3 are preferable.

      SC 1
      SC 1 = 34 Weeks of FSR A-D with Optional 8-week extension

      ---HERE: Option #1: Teach FSR E orally during or following the SC 1 8-week extension, before beginning SC 2.


      SC 2
      SC 2 = 34 Weeks with Optional 8-week extension divided in this manner:

      1st Semester
      Weeks 1-6 Follow lesson plans to review CVC, silent e, consonant blends with phonogram cards, Classical Phonics, and Moose Moment readers.

      ---HERE: Option #2: Insert FSR E Bridge here. Teach orally if not yet taught, or teach as written, if the student is ready. Then introduce these five additional vowel teams through Classical Phonics word families and phonogram cards: /oi/, /ou/, /oo/, /oo/, /o/ before proceeding to Week 7.

      Weeks 7-16 Follow lesson plans to introduce r-controlled vowels with phonogram cards, Classical Phonics, and ALS readers.


      2nd Semester
      ---HERE: Option #3: If FSR E Bridge has not yet been taught, take the time to insert and teach here in full before beginning Week 17 lessons. Then introduce these five additional vowel teams through Classical Phonics word families and phonogram cards: /oi/, /ou/, /oo/, /oo/, /o/ before proceeding to Week 17.

      Weeks 17-34 Teach SC Storytime Treasures as instructed in the lesson plans. [Note: If needed, teach some of this orally the first time through, and then complete the full SC Storytime Treasures writing components during the SC 2 8-week extension.]

      SC 2 8-week Extension
      Option #4: If the FSR E Bridge has not yet been taught, teach now in full before proceeding to SC 3.


      I hope this is helpful.

      Thanks-
      Cheryl
      The Plan (so far) is to opt for Option 1. FSRE will repeat in-depth during SC3 (correct?) so I'm not worried about doing it once for exposure and again for mastery. That served us well with FSRA (during the latter half of SCC and the beginning quarter of SC1) so I know it works!

      Thanks for the clarification, Cheryl. Very helpful!
      Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
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      Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
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        #4
        Re: FSR E and SC 1, 2, 3

        It seems like option 1 would make the most sense? Because doing FSR E with the Blue Primary Phonics Readers would cover the same material. So basically integrating the SC 1 8 week review with the Summer Phonics reading plans until the green readers are completed. But not covering the part of the summer phonics plans where the teal readers are used since that material is taught during SC 2.

        How much of this is mastery vs. exposure? Does mastery end with FSR D and everything else is exposure, including the 8 week review at the end of SC 1?
        Susan

        2018-2019
        A (10) - Barton, R&S math 3, SC 3
        C (9) - Barton, R&S math 2, SC 3
        G (5) - Simply Classical C

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          #5
          Re: FSR E and SC 1, 2, 3

          Originally posted by Anita View Post
          The Plan (so far) is to opt for Option 1. FSRE will repeat in-depth during SC3 (correct?) so I'm not worried about doing it once for exposure and again for mastery. That served us well with FSRA (during the latter half of SCC and the beginning quarter of SC1) so I know it works!

          Thanks for the clarification, Cheryl. Very helpful!
          At one time I thought we would teach FSR E within SC 3, but after seeing the complete lesson plans that are now available, I believe this will be most useful as a bridge before SC 3.

          For many students, this can occur in two steps: exposure first, mastery the second time through, just as you taught with FSR A.

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            #6
            Re: FSR E and SC 1, 2, 3

            Originally posted by sfhargett View Post
            It seems like option 1 would make the most sense? Because doing FSR E with the Blue Primary Phonics Readers would cover the same material. So basically integrating the SC 1 8 week review with the Summer Phonics reading plans until the green readers are completed. But not covering the part of the summer phonics plans where the teal readers are used since that material is taught during SC 2.

            How much of this is mastery vs. exposure? Does mastery end with FSR D and everything else is exposure, including the 8 week review at the end of SC 1?

            We're continuing with mastery after FSR D! This is precisely why we include the 8-week extension. We just need to remember that we're teaching primarily reading, not primarily spelling, so you can teach ai/ay and ea/ee by word families for decoding purposes.

            This may (or may not) take two times through FSR E -- once orally, and once with the printing components.

            Even with this approach for reading, they will not be expected to spell all long vowel teams at this point. Our more visual students may spell these well, but others will encounter long-vowel teams for spelling purposes later in our SC spelling program.

            Does that make sense?

            And yes, your plan as you detailed above sounds very good!

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              #7
              Re: FSR E and SC 1, 2, 3

              Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
              We're continuing with mastery after FSR D! This is precisely why we include the 8-week extension. We just need to remember that we're teaching primarily reading, not primarily spelling, so you can teach ai/ay and ea/ee by word families for decoding purposes.

              This may (or may not) take two times through FSR E -- once orally, and once with the printing components.

              Even with this approach for reading, they will not be expected to spell all long vowel teams at this point. Our more visual students may spell these well, but others will encounter long-vowel teams for spelling purposes later in our SC spelling program.

              Does that make sense?

              And yes, your plan as you detailed above sounds very good!
              Yes Cheryl this does make sense. It will just take me a bit to get my head around separating decoding and encoding. Thanks.
              Susan

              2018-2019
              A (10) - Barton, R&S math 3, SC 3
              C (9) - Barton, R&S math 2, SC 3
              G (5) - Simply Classical C

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                #8
                Re: FSR E and SC 1, 2, 3

                What are your thoughts on the green, teal, purple and pink readers? Will SC kiddos be reading these?
                Christine

                (2019/2020)
                DD1 8/23/09 - SC5/6
                DS2 9/1/11 - SC3,4, 5/6 combo
                DD3 2/9/13 -SC2 to start, MP1 second semester

                Previous Years
                DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4’
                DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, SC2)
                DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK)

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                  #9
                  Re: FSR E and SC 1, 2, 3

                  Originally posted by howiecram View Post
                  What are your thoughts on the green, teal, purple and pink readers? Will SC kiddos be reading these?
                  SC 1
                  SC 1 students read the green Set 3 to include plurals, initial and final consonant blends, double consonants, and consonant digraph "ck". These are already included in SC 1.

                  SC 2
                  The teal Set 4 would work nicely with the entire first semester of SC 2. This set includes books on consonant digraphs sh, ch, th, and wh, which our SC 2 students read in a Moose Moment decodable reader. The final five books of the teal Set 4 cover r-controlled vowels, which our SC 2 students read in the ALS book At the Farm. We do not include them, but Set 4 is available for purchase here: Teal Set 4 for anyone who wants more reading practice with these skills. Good question! These are nice little books, so feel free to add them to SC 2 first semester or the SC 2 8-week extension, if you would like.

                  Pre-SC 3 (FSR E Bridge to be taught any time before beginning SC 3)
                  The purple and pink Sets 5 and 6 would work well following instruction with c, g, and y, and the FSR E vowel teams. They are available for purchase through the same link above. If anyone prefers ALS, these are covered in On the Trail and Sounds of the Sea. Either or both sets -- PPR Sets 5 and 6 or ALS On the Trail & Sounds of the Sea -- are recommended for good reading practice with vowel teams before beginning SC 3. We might need to create a separate Pre-SC 3 package set for convenience. All is emerging, little by little!


                  You can view the current SC progression here:

                  SC Phonological Awareness/Phonics/Reading

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                    #10
                    Re: FSR E and SC 1, 2, 3

                    Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
                    SC 1
                    SC 1 students read the green Set 3 to include plurals, initial and final consonant blends, double consonants, and consonant digraph "ck". These are already included in SC 1.

                    SC 2
                    The teal Set 4 would work nicely with the entire first semester of SC 2. This set includes books on consonant digraphs sh, ch, th, and wh, which our SC 2 students read in a Moose Moment decodable reader. The final five books of the teal Set 4 cover r-controlled vowels, which our SC 2 students read in the ALS book At the Farm. We do not include them, but Set 4 is available for purchase here: Teal Set 4 for anyone who wants more reading practice with these skills. Good question! These are nice little books, so feel free to add them to SC 2 first semester or the SC 2 8-week extension, if you would like.

                    Pre-SC 3 (FSR E Bridge to be taught any time before beginning SC 3)
                    The purple and pink Sets 5 and 6 would work well following instruction with c, g, and y, and the FSR E vowel teams. They are available for purchase through the same link above. If anyone prefers ALS, these are covered in On the Trail and Sounds of the Sea. Either or both sets -- PPR Sets 5 and 6 or ALS On the Trail & Sounds of the Sea -- are recommended for good reading practice with vowel teams before beginning SC 3. We might need to create a separate Pre-SC 3 package set for convenience. All is emerging, little by little!


                    You can view the current SC progression here:

                    SC Phonological Awareness/Phonics/Reading
                    Also perfect! Now I know how to use these guys I already own! :-) (had not made it to the SC1 green readers yet!)
                    Christine

                    (2019/2020)
                    DD1 8/23/09 - SC5/6
                    DS2 9/1/11 - SC3,4, 5/6 combo
                    DD3 2/9/13 -SC2 to start, MP1 second semester

                    Previous Years
                    DD 1 (MPK, SC2 (with AAR), SC3, SC4’
                    DS2 (SCB, SCC, MPK, SC2)
                    DD3 (SCA, SCB, Jr. K workbooks, soaking up from the others, MPK)

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                      #11
                      Re: FSR E and SC 1, 2, 3

                      So, the best laid plans....My plan was to do FSR E over the summer, but we decided to do a summer break instead. So here we are at the beginning of the school year. I have some options, but am looking for some feedback.

                      I could do FSR E now and then begin SC2.

                      I could do the first semester of SC 2 and then complete FSR E. If I did this option, my kindergartener would be just finishing k at about the same time and they could do FSR E together. Yay! For time management reasons I prefer this option.

                      A question about this second plan; would I quit the rest of SC2 (except for math and enrichment) or would I continue with the spelling and writing? We selected the read-aloud writing edition, so I would think that as we continue the enrichment (read alouds) we would need to continue the writing portion of the schedule, but I'm not sure if spelling is interconnected with Storytime Treasures.

                      Hopefully that makes sense.
                      Married to DH for 13 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

                      DS10- Simply Classical 4 / Grade 3 Classic Core,
                      DD8- Grade 2 Classic Core,
                      DD 6- Classic Core Kindergarten

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                        #12
                        Re: FSR E and SC 1, 2, 3

                        Yes, that makes perfect sense. Combine your two children for FSR E after first semester. However, consider this as a plan:

                        With your older SC student, teach FSR E for "decoding only" at this mid-year point to avoid overload. He could be dismissed during FSR E dictation.

                        You can then revisit FSR E in full during your 8-wk SC 2 extension, and add the encoding/dictation at this time. (Your younger could even join here for vowel-team review, if needed.)

                        ...

                        During this school year, as you teach FSR E for decoding to improve your older student's reading, you can continue his SC Spelling and Writing, which will be more aligned with his own spelling and writing skills. He will benefit from the good FSR E vowel-team instruction in his story books, but continue with step-by-step written expression skills.


                        This seems preferable to me for continuity, for improved reading/writing skills, and, as you mention, for time management.

                        What do you think?

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                          #13
                          Re: FSR E and SC 1, 2, 3

                          Originally posted by Colomama View Post
                          So, the best laid plans....My plan was to do FSR E over the summer, but we decided to do a summer break instead. So here we are at the beginning of the school year. I have some options, but am looking for some feedback.

                          I could do FSR E now and then begin SC2.

                          I could do the first semester of SC 2 and then complete FSR E. If I did this option, my kindergartener would be just finishing k at about the same time and they could do FSR E together. Yay! For time management reasons I prefer this option.

                          A question about this second plan; would I quit the rest of SC2 (except for math and enrichment) or would I continue with the spelling and writing? We selected the read-aloud writing edition, so I would think that as we continue the enrichment (read alouds) we would need to continue the writing portion of the schedule, but I'm not sure if spelling is interconnected with Storytime Treasures.

                          Hopefully that makes sense.
                          I think the latter part of your brainstorming makes the most sense. Teach FSRE, Math, Enrichment, Copybook, & Writing. Not sure about Spelling, but I think it is not dependent on STT.

                          BUMPING CHERYL'S ORIGINAL ANSWER:
                          Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
                          Everyone,

                          Just as the MP K-8 folks wondered about FSR E placement for some time, this has required some thought here.

                          (For anyone new to MP, FSR is First Start Reading. For years, FSR had only Books A-D. Now a new book, FSR E, introduces ten long-vowel teams and the various sounds of c, g, and y. Our SC students need this too, preferably before embarking on SC StoryTime Treasures Week 17 of SC 2.)


                          Inspired by Anita and Colomama, and compelled by Mrs. Lowe's recent article on Orton phonics, please find suggestions here for the FSR E Bridge placement within our SC Curriculum. For those familiar with the SC Curriculum, we will take an approach that approximates our oral introduction of FSR A in SC C prior to teaching FSR A in written form within SC 1.

                          Here is a sample progression with recommended options for FSR E insertion in several places.

                          Note: Options #1, #2, and #3 are preferable.

                          SC 1
                          SC 1 = 34 Weeks of FSR A-D with Optional 8-week extension

                          ---HERE: Option #1: Teach FSR E orally during or following the SC 1 8-week extension, before beginning SC 2.


                          SC 2
                          SC 2 = 34 Weeks with Optional 8-week extension divided in this manner:

                          1st Semester
                          Weeks 1-6 Follow lesson plans to review CVC, silent e, consonant blends with phonogram cards, Classical Phonics, and Moose Moment readers.

                          ---HERE: Option #2: Insert FSR E Bridge here. Teach orally if not yet taught, or teach as written, if the student is ready. Then introduce these five additional vowel teams through Classical Phonics word families and phonogram cards: /oi/, /ou/, /oo/, /oo/, /o/ before proceeding to Week 7.

                          Weeks 7-16 Follow lesson plans to introduce r-controlled vowels with phonogram cards, Classical Phonics, and ALS readers.


                          2nd Semester
                          ---HERE: Option #3: If FSR E Bridge has not yet been taught, take the time to insert and teach here in full before beginning Week 17 lessons. Then introduce these five additional vowel teams through Classical Phonics word families and phonogram cards: /oi/, /ou/, /oo/, /oo/, /o/ before proceeding to Week 17.

                          Weeks 17-34 Teach SC Storytime Treasures as instructed in the lesson plans. [Note: If needed, teach some of this orally the first time through, and then complete the full SC Storytime Treasures writing components during the SC 2 8-week extension.]

                          SC 2 8-week Extension
                          Option #4: If the FSR E Bridge has not yet been taught, teach now in full before proceeding to SC 3.


                          I hope this is helpful.

                          Thanks-
                          Cheryl
                          So there are many creative ways to do what you propose. We're in a similar boat after a two-week break for VBS and Art Camp. I completely understand.
                          Boy Wonder: 10, MP2/SC4 (Special Needs)
                          Joy Bubble: 8, MP2 (Special Needs)
                          Snuggly Cowboy: 6, MPK
                          Sweet Lightness: 2, Reverse-Engineering Specialist

                          “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”
                          ~Pope St John Paul II

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