v Read aloud as often as possible.
v Talk about what you read.
v Encourage your child to read to others.
v Have your child see you reading.
v Provide opportunities to write.
v Monitor the tv.
v Become involved in school.
v Get a library card.
v Listen to your child read and talk.
When we open our classroom library, children are not expected to master the books, just to enjoy them. They should be reading at least part of the book to you.
In first grade we will use a series of 6 hardback books for the year.
Starting the 4th weeks of school your child will be given book 1.
The skills will continue to build throughout each story
The last story ineach book is always a review story of all the skills taught throughout the book.
During the week, students may be required to read, independently, a book given to them by the teacher that incorporates the skills/vowel sounds/and vocabulary for the week.
Reading News : 25 books
In first grade, it is a requirement for each student to read 25 books for the year. . They can be books sent home by the teacher for supplemental reading or books from home. Each book will coordinate with your child's readability level and will incorporate the spelling and vocabulary for the week.
A reading log will be sent home with your child.