Rose Cowling and Cheryl Grafton-Reading Recovery

Cheryl and Rose


We are full-time Reading Recovery/Literacy Interventionists at Pioneer!  We spend our days working with Kindergarten, First, and Second graders. Each day is filled with targeted instruction, both one-on-one with identified First graders, and in small groups with identified Kindergarten through Second Graders.


Cheryl Grafton

Mrs. Grafton has taught for more than twenty years in Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade. She has taught in DCSD since 1994. This is her fifth year as a Reading Recovery/Interventionist. She has been trained in Collaborative Literacy Intervention Project, as well as Reading Recovery.


Mrs. Grafton enjoys spending time with her husband, three grown children and little grandson!


Rose Cowling

Mrs. Cowling has been teaching for over 20 years, having worked with students in Texas, Georgia, Kansas, and Colorado.  Mrs. Cowling has taught most grade levels, and has supported both students and teachers as a Reading Specialist. This is her fifth year as a Reading Recovery teacher. She has a Masters Degree in Literacy.


Mrs. Cowling and her husband enjoy spending time with their family!  They have two grown daughters, and five grandsons. Mrs. Cowling likes to spend lots of time in Castle Rock with two of her grandsons, and as much time as possible in North Carolina with three of her grandsons!


 

iPad Apps for Teaching Kids to Read and Write


iwritewords (Letter Formation)


Learn to Read (Sight Word Practice)


Book Creator (Creating/Writing books)


tikatok Story Spark (Creating/Writing stories)


Bookster (recording reading)


Tales2Go (library of over 1,000 books)


MeeGenius (personalized stories)



 

 

Online sources

Websites for Kids


www.starfall.com

funbrain.com

kids.nationalgeographic.com

discoveryeducation.com

bookadventure.com

scholastic.com

storynory.com

funology.com

storytimeforme.com

exploratorium.com

thekidzpage.com

readworks.org



Reading Recovery Lesson

Welcome To Your Child's Reading Recovery Lesson


Fluent Writing Practice

Before my 30 minute lesson begins, I get to write some words on the whiteboard.  I'm learning to write

important words as fast as I can so I can write them in my stories.  It's fun to write on the whiteboard!


Re-Read Familiar Books

In every lesson every day, I get to read lots of books.  I get to pick some of my favorite stories that

I have read before.  This is easy for me. I try to read my book like a story and make it sound

like people talking.  



Take a Running Record

Now I have a book to read all by myself!  My teacher will check on me and won't help me unless I

have a hard problem.  If I just can't figure out a word or I get mixed up, my teacher will tell me the word,

or say, "Try that again."  I read this book yesterday.  My teacher helped me work hard to figure out the

tricky parts. Now I think I can read it pretty good all by myself.



Letter Identification and/or Word Work

Sometimes I need to do work on learning about letters or important "chunks" of words.  My teacher

knows all about the things I need to learn.  I like to move the magnetic letters around on

the chalkboard:  they help me understand what I am learning.





Writing a Story

Every day I get to think up my own story to write in my writing book.  I can write lots of little words

all by myself.  My teacher likes my stories and helps me work to figure out how to write some of the words.  

We use boxes and I say the word slowly so I can hear the sounds.  I write all the letters in the boxes

by myself.  I like to read my story when I am done.



Cut-Up Sentence

I read the story and my teacher writes it on a long strip of paper.  My teacher cuts up my story so I can

put it back together.  I have to think real hard to get it all back together.

Then, I have to check myself to see if I got it right.


New Book Introduced

I like this part of the lesson best!  My teacher picks out a new story just for me and tells me what the

story is all about.  We look at the pictures and talk about the story together.  My teacher also helps

me to think about some new, important words in my story.  Isn't it wonderful to hear

about the story and look at the beautiful pictures before I read the book.



New Book Attempted

Now it is my turn to work hard again!  When I come to a hard part my teacher will ask me questions

to help me think or might show me what I should try to think about or do.  My teacher is trying to

teach me to do all the things that good readers do.





Book Bag Books

Every night, I come home with several books and a cut-up sentence that I need to do.  It is important for

me to read my book to you two times and glue down my cut-up sentence in my cut-up sentence book.  


The book bag needs to be brought back to school everyday with my book in it. I will also bring home a new

word to practice with magnetic letters and practice writing the word 5 times each as well as sight word

cards to practice each night. If I forget to bring the book back, I don't get to take another one home.




Please contact us with any questions you might have!


cherylgrafton@dcsdk12.org


rosecowling@dcsdk12.org


Happy Reading!