Step 1- Books That Fit Students will be assessed by their teacher and given a color level that will on their level. Each night students will be bringing home books on their level and skill cards with skills they need to work on to get to the next level.
Step 2- Ten Minutes a Day Our program asks parents to spend just 10 minutes a day listening to their child read from “Books That Fit.” With just 10 minutes a day, your child will progress steadily and naturally to become an independent reader. As the parent, your active role will bring you perfectly in tune to the individual needs of your child. Horizon’s goal: 30 minutes at school 30 minutes at home Together, you are creating a nurturing environment to support your child in becoming a successful avid reader—for life.
Step 3- One Skill at a Time With American Reading at Home, children learn to master just one new skill at a time—we call each skill a “Power Goal”—which accelerates learning. At each reading level, there are 1-3 Power Goals that your child will master while reading books designed to help them with these specific skills.
School wide bulletin board in the front hallway To build a community of readers we have a school wide K-2 CELEBRATIONS bulletin board. When students read 100 steps (1,500 minutes): they will get their picture on the bulletin board They will be celebrated on the morning announcements They will get to wear a COOL cape all day at school
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