READING TO SELFGUIDED READING RESEARCHREPEATED READING SHARED READING READ ALOUD We work on our reading everyday by:
Our Goal Our goal is have 100% of students engaged in reading, writing and researching for 75% of our language arts block.
Researching Students work on social studies based projects, when they are reading books and/or articles to help them gather information.
Read to Self The more you practice reading, the better you become at it!
Guided Reading groups Students are working in groups with the teacher to help strengthen reading skills.
Partner and Repeated Reading We are working on making our reading sound fluent.
Ways to help your child become more engaged in their reading Make sure they have “just-right” books Give them time to read Look for books that hold your child’s interest Model for your child how you choose books to read Give them choice about what they are reading
Choosing “Just Right” books Have your child open to the middle of a book and read aloud a small part; do they miss less than 5 words AND can they retell what they read easily Lexile.com or scholastic book wizard websites Is your child interest in that subject
Working on Fluency- Making the reading sound like the author wrote it Help your child at an appropriate pace. We don’t want them to read to slow or too fast. Have your child read and reread a text Read a text using different expressions in your voice…how would you use your voice to show this character is mad, excited, etc. Remind your child to pay attention to punctuation Read to your child or have them listen to reading on the computer or books on CD Read to/with your child Reading lyrics to songs
Word strategies Eagle Eye - Look at the pictures! Look at the picture for clues Lips the Fish - Get your lips ready! Say the first few sounds of the new word Read to the end of sentence and say it again Stretchy Snake - Stretch it out! Stretch the word out slowly Put the sounds together Chunky Monkey - Chunk the Word! Look for a chunk that you know (-at, -an) Look for a word part (-ing, -er) Skippy Frog - Skip It, Skip It! Skip the word Read to the end of the sentence Hop back and READ IT, READ IT! Tryin’ Lion - Try it again! Try to reread the sentence Try a word that makes sense Helpful Kangaroo - Ask for help! Ask for help (after you have tried all of the other strategies
Comprehension Do they understand what they are reading Talk to your child about what they are reading Ask them questions, if you are unsure of an answer they give you then have them show in the text where they information in the text Use the reading log questions to help guide your discussions When reading chapter books, have them stop after each chapter and tell you what is happening.
How to help your child continue to improve their reading: READ, READ and READ some more!!
"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all." — Jacqueline Kennedy