SIPPS

2 weeks 2 min ago
SIPPS teachers frequently submit “How do I . . . ?” questions. DSC’s Learning Technologies Team is gathering those questions to determine updates and revisions to the SIPPS technology resources. Following are a few questions and answers that we hope are helpful to you. “How do I print?” and “How do I share or transfer students?” As a result of the “...
3 weeks 5 days ago
The SIPPS instructional routines are an essential part of SIPPS instruction. They also can be the hardest part of teaching the program! In her blog post “An Instructional Shift from Teacher Practice to Student Learning,” Ann Leon describes a shift in practice as SIPPS is implemented during a second or third year. During the first year, the teacher is becoming familiar with the...
6 weeks 6 days ago
My last two blog posts addressed the question, “Are my students transferring the skills they are learning?” This is a central question that we must continue to consider so we don’t lose sight of the larger goal of our SIPPS instruction, which is the development of accurate, automatic, and fluent reading so that readers can make meaning of increasingly complex texts. Knowing...
7 weeks 2 min ago
Teacher collaboration reaches beyond “just sharing” materials. In the 2nd and 3rd grade learning community at PK Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville, FL, we as teachers push ourselves to truly collaborate each week. One of the ways we collaborate with each other each week is around our SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words)...
8 weeks 4 days ago
Here we go! Part 1 focused on the considerations for students new to SIPPS. In this blog we focus on the considerations for students continuing with SIPPS instruction. There is no need to re-administer the placement test to students who are continuing SIPPS instruction from the previous year. Recovery and Reactivation: Students Continuing in SIPPS Consider that students who are returning from... (1)
8 weeks 6 days ago
Back to school! As we usher in the 2014–2015 school year with hope and anticipation, let’s consider our SIPPS implementation. We offer two blogs to support your implementation: Part 1 is focused on the considerations for students new to SIPPS and Part 2 focuses on the considerations for students continuing with SIPPS instruction. The SIPPS K–3 and 4–12 Placement Tests... (1)
16 weeks 2 min ago
Kathleen is an intervention teacher in Pinellas County, Florida. She and her colleagues have been strategically providing interventions to third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders. Data analysis revealed some students required explicit instruction and practice with phonics and word study instruction. They grappled with ways to provide this support. Their questions and wonderings led them to explore the... (1)
19 weeks 4 days ago
Whew…the end of the 2013–2014 school year is in sight! Time for us all to catch our breath and celebrate all that our students have accomplished this year. This is also a time for reflection on our teaching and a time for thinking ahead towards the new school year. Because, we all know, teaching is a full-year commitment that goes well beyond our contracted student time. So as we...
21 weeks 4 days ago
Supporting teacher learning from year one to year two of implementation has sparked many invigorating conversations. We notice that the first year of an implementation primarily focuses on the teacher learning of the program, materials, and shifts in pedagogy. As teachers become familiar with using the SIPPS program, the focus can then shift from teacher practice to student learning. Below are... (1)
22 weeks 6 days ago
In the last SIPPS tip, I shared ideas to strengthen students’ transfer of letter-sound knowledge. In this post, I tackle the issue of sight words. In my experience with my own readers, I find that some students possess strong phonics skills but struggle to learn sight words. In some cases, my students can correctly recall the word but lack automaticity. In other cases, my students simply... (5)
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