Sunday, December 4, 2016

How can I Help my Child Improve in Reading?

Parents often ask, "How can I help my child with reading?"  

  • Encourage your child to read as often as possible.
  • Encourage your child to vary the types of literature they are reading.
  • Make sure they are reading books that are appropriate for their reading level.  The book should be challenging but not frustrating.
  • Encourage your child to read aloud to you occasionally.  
  • Encourage your child to discuss literature with you (This part is critical.  It  helps kids to recognize real word connections and develops critical thinking skills. )
        Below are some of the generalized types of questioning that your child is exposed to daily.  I encourage you to use these prompts to discuss literature with your child.

      
Reading Response Journal Prompts
  
  • ·      Give an example of figurative language from your reading (see figurative language sheet)
  • ·      Make a text to text, text to self, or text to world connection (see connections handout)
  • ·      Identify a conflict within your reading (man vs man, man vs self, man vs. nature) Explain what type of conflict you are reading about and identify which type it falls under.
  • ·      What is the mood of your story?  How does it make you, as the reader, feel while reading the story?
  • ·      Identify a theme within your story.  Who learned what and explain how you know that this lesson was learned.  Use textual evidence to support your answer.
  • ·      Make a comparison between a character in this book and a character within another book.  Be specific.
  • ·      Explain a part of the story that is realistic or unrealistic.
  • ·      Which character do you most admire/dislike in the story and explain why?
  • ·      What prediction can you make at this point in the book?  Explain why you believe this will happen.
  • ·      What type of reading is this? (Informative, Persuasive, Narrative, etc. )
  • ·      Describe a character using a character trait and explain how the character shows that character trait chosen.
  • ·      Describe examples of irony that you see in the story.

Homework for week of December 5th

Homework for week of  12/5/2016

Reading: Reading log due Monday, December 12th (140 min)


Spelling:
Monday: ABC Order
Tuesday: 5 x each
Wednesday: Spelling Sentences
Thursday: Signed Practice Test

ELA:
“gargantuan” WOW due Thursday December 8th


** Vocabulary and reading comprehension quiz for Everglades Forever story**


Scholastic Book orders due by Friday, December 9th

SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB CLASSROOM CODE: M8XGH

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Week of November 21st

Due to the holiday, we will have a revised homework schedule.

There will be no reading log due next Monday, November 28th.
There is no spelling homework or test this week.

"Etiquette" WOW is due on Wednesday, November 23rd.

8 total reading responses are due by Monday, November 28th.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Homework for week of November 14th

Homework for week of 11/14/16

Reading: Reading log due Monday, November 21th (140 min)

***8 total reading responses due by November 28th***

Spelling:
Monday: ABC Order
Tuesday: 5 x each
Wednesday: Spelling Sentences
Thursday: Signed Practice Test

ELA:
“defy” WOW due Thursday November 17th

Things to Remember:


-Conference Forms must be returned ASAP

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Homework for week of 11/7/2016

Homework for week of 11/7/16

Reading: Reading log due Monday, November 14th (100 min)
In your child's agenda, there should be a slip of paper indicating where they are in relation for the T1 reading goal. It will read as follows:

I have completed ___________ reading responses.

***8 total reading responses due by November 28th***

Spelling:
No Spelling this week.

Please work on reading responses.

ELA:
“lenient” WOW due Thursday, November 10th

Things to Remember:

-Have you returned your progress report slip/envelope?

-Have you returned your conference form?

Monday, October 31, 2016

Homework for week of October 31st

Homework for week of 10/31/16

Reading: Reading log due Monday, November 7th (120 min)

***8 total reading responses due by November 28th***

Spelling:

NO ABC Order for Monday
Tuesday: 5 x each
Wednesday: Spelling Sentences
Thursday: Signed Practice Test

ELA:
“vivacious” WOW due Thursday November 3rd

Things to Remember:


-Movie Theme Project  due November 1st