October Reading Newsletter




Dear Parents, Guardians, Students,


The 2019 - 2020 academic year is in full swing and everyone is busy, busy, busy! The month of September has flown by. Our staff was thrilled to have you in on curriculum night to explain grade level expectations in terms of the classroom, academics, homework etc.….


Reading Calendars are a helpful reminder to practice reading skills and are due back by the third day of the new month. Please read with or encourage your child to read for pleasure daily. For the younger children who are not yet reading, please work with them to support their daily lessons with letter names/sounds, and high frequency words. If you need additional resources, please reach out!


This month’s reading tips….


When children wish to read to you, it is better for the book to be too easy than too hard, just as a beginner’s bicycle is better too small than too big.


Talk to your child

Ask your child to talk about his day at school. Encourage him to explain something they did, or a game he played during recess.

Say silly tongue twisters

Sing songs, read rhyming books, and say silly tongue twisters. These help kids become sensitive to the sounds in words.

Read it and experience it

Connect what your child reads with what happens in life. If reading a book about animals, relate it to your last trip to the zoo.

Use your child's name

Point out the link between letters and sounds. Say, "John, the word jump begins with the same sound as your name. John, jump. And they both begin with the same letter, J."

(Retrieved from Reading Rockets, 2019)


Enjoy this wonderful month of October!

Robin Nichols- Cruz 

Reading Specialist






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