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Mrs. Forster

Thanks for visiting my page here at Melville!  

I live on Aquidneck Island with my husband and 3 daughters.  I have a Masters Degree in Literacy and am a certified Literacy Specialist. I love to teach students strategies to help our readers and writers.  My experience began as a classroom teacher in grades K, 4, 3.  I have worked as a Literacy Specialist in grades K-4 for 13 years.  My training has included math concepts- I do enjoy math intervention and I LOVE math games that deepen our number sense.  I've been learning with students at Hathaway for 8 years; this is my second year on the Melville Team. 

 It's going to be a great year.  Please remember I am here for the students, but I am also a resource for ALL families at Melville.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or for any support.

  • Creature clash

    Posted by Meredith Forster on 4/1/2018

    Student have been practice using chunks (parts or syllables) of words to read and spell multisyllabic words. This game puts our skills to use. Students create a creature by selecting 3 chunks/parts of a creature. After reading the new creature name, students write about their creatures qualities.Creature clash

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  • Context clues

    Posted by Meredith Forster on 4/1/2018

    When reading, we often come to words we don’t know how to read, or words we can read, but don’t know the meaning. This practice helps our minds get really good at using the clues in the sentence to figure out what word would make sense. Context clue cards

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  • Writing better sentences

    Posted by Meredith Forster on 3/13/2018

     

    Building sentences helps us be more fluent and complex when writing our own ideas.

    Sentence Building

     

     

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  • Writing practice

    Posted by Meredith Forster on 3/12/2018

    This may look like a simple paragraph, but it’s a great example of how we slow down our writing to Writing break down create a cohesive paragraph as a team. Each child created a sentence while utilizing a word wall and checklist. This second grade paragraph inspired first graders to write about their favorite pets, too!

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  • Welcome to the Intervention Blog with Mrs Forster!

    Posted by Meredith Forster on 3/11/2018

    Hello!  Welcome to the blog that will give you a glimpse into the work that happens in room 11.  If your student receives intervention- instruction in the area of literacy or math through an RTI plan you can use this blog to see what your child is learning.  I will try to post things from each grade level so that there is something for every student to share with their parent or guardian.  If your student is not receiving intervention in room 11, you can still enjoy learning about the strategies we use for all student to be successful and engaged in their learning.  Feel free to reach me at anytime through the school email(forsterm@portsmouthschoolsri.org), or phone.  

    In this welcome photo you can see a fluency passage- a story used to read and reread to gain the essential qualities of fluent reader.  In this lesson, the focus was on phrasing our words so that we sound smooth and maximize our comprehension.  By selecting phrases from the text to practice, students were then able to read them smoothly within the text.  Fluency

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