Increase Reading Level through Movement and Morning Meetings

Amy Thomas, First Grade, Reedy Creek Elementary School

Final Unit(pdf)   Implementing Teaching Standards(pdf)


This unit is designed to help a student prepare, create good habits, and build stamina while reading individually on his/her reading level merged with purposeful and meaningful exercises to stimulate the brain’s right and left hemispheres.  The movements will aid students with their focus in reading and the ability to apply strategies taught in class to increase reading level.  Each student comes to school with various backgrounds and prior experiences, as a distinct inner theatre, however, most students want to learn and be accepted by their teacher and peers, in the outer theatre of the classroom.  Through this acceptance students can imagine and share their reading experiences with others.