If you get stuck while reading . . .
*Think about the story.
*Get your mouth ready to say the beginning of the word.
*Reread and try it again.
Now ask yourself. . .
*Does it make sense?
*Does it sound right?
*Does it look right?
2012-2013 Title 1 Schedule
7:30-8:00 Organize materials for each class
8:00-8:45 First Grade (McDonald & Porter)
8:45-9:00 Prepare materials for kindergarten and third grade
9:00-9:30 Kindergarten (Fox)
9:35-10:00 Third Grade (Boyd,Shannon,Spann Taylor)
10:00-10:30 Kindergarten (Key ,Kelsh,Brashear)
10:30-11:15 Second Grade (Stroud , Argo, Dickens)
11:55-12:35 First Grade (Edwards)
12:40-1:20 First Grade (Sewell, McDonald)
1:35-2:20 Second Grade (Howard , McKinney,Stroud)
2:20-2:45 Individual assessments/teacher collaboration
2:45-3:15 Review of assessments/Title 1 meetings
Here are a few websites you may enjoy using with your child at home:
http://www.pta.org/4446.htm – this is the “Parents Guide to Student Success” by grade level
Consider this…. Jeynes (2005) found that parental involvement was related to school grades (d = 0.74) and the best predictor was (parent) expectations (d = 0.58), which was far greater than parental involvement at the school (d = 0.21). file:///Users/carolgreene/Desktop/Parent%20Newsletter%20-December%202012.pages
To succeed in school, your child must be a skillful reader. You can help your child be a good reader by doing some reading activities at home. Try some of the activities suggested below:
When you sort the mail, let your child open and read aloud to you advertisements and general announcements.
*Reading Traffic Signs
When you are traveling by car, have a passenger read aloud the traffic signs along the way. Discuss the meaning of the signs with your child.
Choose some words your child knows and make two cards for each word. Place all cards facedown. Players take turns turning over two cards. If a player gets a matching pair of words, he/she keeps that pair of cards. If the words do not match, the cards are turned facedown in the same positions. The player with the most pairs at the end of the game wins. Younger students can play this game with letters of the alphabet instead of words.
Give books as gifts to your child. Encourage your child to give books as gifts to others.
Providing reading activities at home is important and fun for everyone!
Enhance your child’s fluency by choosing several sentences from the book your child is reading. 1.Read aloud the sentences you select to your child. Be sure to obey the fluency traffic lights. STOP – -Fluent readers stop for . ? ! PAUSE– Fluent readers stop for , ; : READ– good speed and expression. Fluent readers read the way they naturally speak. 2. Have your child re-read the same sentences aloud with you. 3. Have your child re-read the same sentences to you at least two more times.
****The fluency story brought home each Monday night needs to be practiced following the fluency suggestions on this page. By the time your child reads the same story on the fourth night of practice, he/she will sound very fluent with the story and therefore, should feel proud of their reading. Practicing the same story will improve automaticity with words which will be used in any reading seen for the first time.
Reading stories to your children is a most valuable activity. When children listen to adults read, it helps them develop an appreciation for written material and for the ideas and thoughts that books can convey. Many experts in the field of reading have determined that parents who read to their children on a regular basis are more likely to have children who are good readers.
Reading aloud is perhaps the most important way you can guide your child toward reading success. You can open up whole new worlds of adventure and mystery that cannot be found anywhere else, including TV! Children who have been read to will undoubtedly be eager to read for themselves because they know of the pleasures to be found in books.
Here are some suggestions:
1. Before reading to your child, practice reading aloud by yourself the first few times to feel more comfortable.
2. Establish a relaxed atmosphere with no radios, TV, or other distractions. Try setting aside a family reading time when everyone reads.
3. Encourage your child to stop you to ask questions or to point out details. This shows that your child is interested in what you are reading.
4. You may want to stop from time to time in your reading to ask questions about some of the characters or events in the story. Ask questions like “Why do you think he/she did that ?”
5. As you read a story, record it on cassette tape. Later, your child can listen to the story again just by playing the tape independently.
Reading Idea: Help your child create a personal bookmark for use in his or her books. Put a wallet-size photo of your child or family between two pieces of clear contact paper. Then sprinkle in some glitter or colored confetti, seal, and cut to size. Your child may want to make personalized bookmarks for other members of the family, too.
*Be sure you work with your child by drilling the recognition of both upper and lower case letters. Also, name an object that begins with the sound of each letter. Let your child blend a CVC nonsense word. ex. maj, civ, rus, wez, hov. Then say a one syllable word to them and let them tell all the sounds heard in each word. ex. cop – c o p , stop – s t o p , shirt – sh ir t. Flash cards or magnetic letters would be a good way to practice each sound.
First, Second, and Third Grade Parents:
*Be sure you allow your child to read a few pages to you each night in a library book or something they enjoy reading. Reading the same story will help your child build high frequency words and increase rate of fluency.