Reading


 

 

December
2019

Reading Information 
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ü  I love seeing the children with a book in their hands and sharing what they just read with a friend! This is how we build a school community of readers, learners and thinkers!

 

ü  Your child should be reading / read to a minimum of 10 minutes a night … this will help them develop into lifelong readers!

 

ü  Thank you to the PTO for bringing in the Scholastic Book Fair!

 

 

 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!

 

Reading Tips 

Vocabulary plays a fundamental role in the reading process and contributes greatly to a reader's comprehension. A reader cannot understand a text without knowing what most of the words mean. Students learn the meanings of most words indirectly, through every day experiences with oral and written language. Other words are learned through carefully designed instruction.

(Reading Rockets, retrieved October 14, 2015)

What parents can do to help at home

  • Engage your child in conversations every day. If possible, include new and interesting words in your conversation.
  • Read to your child each day. When the book contains a new or interesting word, pause and define the word for your child. After you're done reading, engage your child in a conversation about the book.
  • Help build word knowledge by classifying and grouping objects or pictures while naming them.
  • Help build your child's understanding of language by playing verbal games and telling jokes and stories.
  • Encourage your child to read on his own. The more children read, the more words they encounter and learn.

 

 

– Mrs. Cruz – Reading Specialist

 

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