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Inside Sally's System 44 Classroom

System 44 is preparing the next generation of confident and literate young adults to leave the safe harbour and venture out into the great wild sea.

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Posted by Community Manager on December 22 2011 at 2:52 PM
Fluency in reading takes a great deal of dedication, time, and work on the part of the students as well as the teacher.  “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?  Practice, practice, practice!  How do you get to fluency?  Well, you get the idea.  I feel that choral reading is a powerful tool in helping students reach fluency.  This allows ELL students to see and hear the vocabulary without being singled out. They can practice anonymously while the teacher observes and…
Posted by Community Manager on October 11 2011 at 2:39 PM
Classroom management is a very large part to my success in System 44. I use SLANT to maintain focus and structure with my students.  SLANT is a classroom management tool that has proven to be very successful in my classroom: Sit up – Be proud of who you are and your successesListen – Be attentive and respectful to the speakerAsk and answer – Ask questions when appropriate and answer when called upon to do soNod to acknowledge – This shows the speaker you are involved and…
Posted by Community Manager on September 20 2011 at 2:31 PM
My name is Daniel Roberts. I am a READ 180/System 44 teacher in Napa, California.  I have been involved in education for the past 28 years.  Seven of those years were as a principal of two elementary schools here in Napa. I went back to the classroom five years ago so I could be actively involved in raising our son. The past three years I have been teaching READ 180/System 44 to students in grades three through six.  I am very happy to be out of administration and back in the…