NEW PD opportunity
with Auf den Weg ON July 23 & 24, 2019 at Northern State University,
Aberdeen, South Dakota, UsA
Click on link above for further information.
NEW BOOKS COMING
GERMAN GUIDED READING
MIT 'AUF DEN WEG'. . .
Auf den Weg is a German guided reading program developed for children who are learning to read and write German starting in kindergarten or grade one.
The themes in the guided reading books are universal and are applicable for young children everywhere, although the books were written with Hutterian children in mind.
This guided reading series is meant to be used along with other German resources - poems, big books, and alphabet activities. In fact, in order for guided reading via aufdenWeg books to be effective, it is essential to immerse the students in the German language using a balanced literacy model.
Balanced Literacy is a way of teaching that immerses students in the acquisition of language in a balanced way. This includes how teachers structure their schedule, and how they teach using a combination of phonics and whole language, based on the needs of the students.
Some of the components of balanced literacy are shared reading, read alouds, word or alphabet work and guided reading. Teachers use these components to build oral and written language skills. Guided reading books support the process as they gradually increase in complexity as students language learning develops. Guided reading books are a necessary resource in learning to read and that's where auf den Weg guided reading books come in.
This series was inspired and written by Kathy Waldner, an elementary school German/English teacher who has been teaching reading in German and English for over seventeen years. Each book was designed under the guidance of an experienced Reading Recovery teacher and is based on work done by Fountas and Pinnell, Jill Eggleton and the authors of the PM books.
We plan to continue the series to level 21 (Reading Recovery level), N (Fountas and Pinnel). The books are labeled according to Reading Recovery and Fountas and Pinnel levelling systems.
Auf den Weg contains nineteen book titles for Levels A 1. Seventeen books were developed for level B 2 with twelve books for level C 3-4. Subsequent levels ( D and E) include eight books. It should be noted that the books are on a continuum and not based on grade level. Teachers will be able to use the books as required for individual groups of students, depending on where students are reading fluently or where their needs are.
Levels A 1, B 2 and C 3-4 include a teacher guide that outlines the important components of balanced literacy for emergent readers. It includes detailed lesson plans, high frequency word lists and associated worksheets. In addition, levels D 5-6 and E 7-8 includes a teacher's guide with core teaching strategies and blackline masters.