Beginning Readers

Growth Mindset

Instructions: “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” ( Dweck, 2015)

Watch each video (one video per session for the first 5 sessions) with your student and discuss the questions at the end. (In order for the student to hear the sound over Zoom, click the “share computer sound” checkbox when you share the screen).

 

Discussion Questions:
1) Why does Mojo want to leave school? Can you sometimes relate to how Mojo is feeling?

2) Do you think Mojo can become smarter? Why or why not?

3) What subject do you feel frustrated by sometimes? How might you get better at that subject?

Episode 1 Completed

 

Discussion Questions:
1) What does the phrase ”mistakes can make you smarter” mean to you?

2) Think of a recent mistake you made. What happened? How could you learn from it?

3) If you were working on a project and kept making mistakes, what would you do?

Episode 2 Completed

 

Discussion Questions:
1) What should you do if you are stuck on a project, math problem, or worksheet question?

2) Think of a time you were afraid to ask for help. Why did you feel afraid?

3) Why is the word ”yet” so powerful? Think of something you don’t know how to do ”yet” and discuss it with your teacher.

Episode 3 Completed

 

Discussion Questions:
1) What are neurons? How do we make connections between them?

2) Think of an example where you made some new connections in your brain. What were you doing?

3) What can you do this week to make some new connections? Set one specific goal.

Episode 4 Completed

 

Discussion Questions:
1) What feelings do you have when something is too hard? Is it okay to feel that way?

2) What kind of attitude should we have when facing a challenge, and why is that important?

3) When doing something challenging, it’s okay to ask for help or to take a break to reflect, like Mojo did! Does this mean we aren’t growing our brain anymore?

Episode 5 Completed

Letter Sounds – Mixed Case

Instructions

Exercise: Letter Sounds

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Phonological Awareness Exercises

As soon as a student can answer the exercises in a level automatically (with less than 2 seconds of hesitation), skip to the last exercise in the level. If the student is able to complete the last exercise automatically, click “Mastered” and discontinue that level.

Feel free to mix exercises from multiple levels in a single warm-up session to keep the student’s attention.

Key: X = most incorrect, C = most correct (takes more than 2 seconds to answer), A = all correct and automatic (answers in 2 seconds or less)

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Mixed Letter Sounds

Letter Sounds - Mixed Case

Instructions

Exercise: Letter Sounds

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