StAIR- The Farmer in the Hat
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StAIR- The Farmer in the Hat


StAIR- The Farmer in the Hat

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The project will be a review of a unit consisting of a story. Reading comprehension questions, along with the reinforcement of some skills such as, spelling (including long a words), vocabulary, and soft c and g words will be part of this review. This project is intended for first grade ESL students. In this unit, they will be introduced to long vowel words for the first time.
Material Type: Assessment Tool
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: August 17, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 22, 2012
Submitter: Karla Diaz
Keywords: Language Arts, The Farmer in the Hat, StAIR, assessment, English, first grade


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  • User review 4 average rating
  • User Rating: 4 user rating
  • Discussion (2 Comments)
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Computer
PowerPoint Software
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States


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Avatar for Jamie Bailey
2 years ago

Jamie Bailey (Teacher (K-12))

I thought your StAIR was well done.  Reading the story allowed with the presentation made it easy to follow and took into consideration the fact that not everybody is on the same reading level.

Technical Remarks:

Have you thought about linking the audio to begin right when you click to slide? This would allow for a smoother transition to each slide and take away from the constant clicking.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 min

Avatar for Ramiro Carbajal
2 years ago

Ramiro Carbajal (Teacher (K-12))

Pretty fun presentation.  I think kids of that age would have a really good time learning using a StAIR like the one that you created.  The sounds that you used created a fun atmosphere that made it seem like kids are playing a game show instead simply working on an assignment in the classroom. The Story to begin the presentation was fun and engaging but using images in those slides might have clarified the story a little for visual learners.  You did a great job of adding audio of the story to help those students who are struggling readers not fall behind.  I liked the vocabulary section that you added to the presentation.  I think kids that age would greatly benefit from practicing vocabulary any chance they could. I'm not sure if the rigor was there. My son just finished first grade and I know you would have found those words easy but i guess there many different students out there.  But overall, I liked it.  I thought it was fun and informative. 

Technical Remarks:

Sounds added were a great way of keeping the assignment fun and interesting.  There were no videos imbedded in the presentation. 

Time spent reviewing site: 30