As the 2nd Grade aide and resource teacher I take small groups of students to teach various skills. These skills enhance the lessons taught in the classroom. I take math groups and reading groups in the morning. During reading groups I teach dictionary skills and blending which helps with spelling and understanding vowel sounds and consonant blends. I also teach S.R.A.’s, where the students can work at their own pace reading and comprehending stories under my supervision. Always a big favorite is Reader’s Theatre in which we work on plays based on fairy tales and folktales. We discuss the characters, setting, authors, moral and origin of the stories.Mostly we work on projecting our voices, articulating words and most importantly gaining the confidence to perform in front of their peers. This culminates in the presentation of the play Charlotte’s Web at the end of the year.