We will be working in large and small groups to develop reading skills. Students will be encouraged to self-select and to read books of their choosing on a daily basis. Please encourage your child to read every night at home. District tests will be given at the beginning of each semester. In the spring, a statewide reading assessment test will be given.
Goals of Reading:
1. Increase reading speed and accuracy
2. Teach strategies to increase comprehension
3. Develop vocabulary
4. Develop a love of reading.
Suggestions on how you can help your child:
1. Set up a time for your child to read every night (even on weekends) for at least 15 minutes.
2. Listen to your child read.
3. If your child read a nonfiction book, have them tell you 3 to 5 things they learned from their book.
4. If your child read a fiction book, have them tell you what happened.
5. If your child read part of a novel/chapter book, have them predict what will happen in the next chapter.
6. Have your child read to you for one minute. See how far they can read and then challenge them to read even more the next minute.
7. Let your child practice reading different kinds of writings, such as letters, recipes, newspaper articles, etc.