Teacher's Name: Miss Lucie Bellittiere

Grade/Subject: Reading Specialist

Contact:lbellittiere@stjohnskenmore.com

Ways to Strengthen Reading Skills

* Before reading have your child think about what this story might be about.

* After your child finished reading have him/her explain what he/she had read.

* Practice sight words so your child can recognize them quickly.

* Select books appropriate to your child's abilities to build vocabulary and fluency.

* Visit the library, pick books on topics everyone is interested and read 15 to 20 minutes a night.

* Share conversations with your child during mealtimes, in the car, or waiting in line.

Books are like Candy Bars ---You Enjoy Them  From Beginning To End

Websites To Visit

Great poetry sites:

poemfarm.amylv.com The Poem Farm (Amy Ludwig VanDerWater)

www.poetry4kids.com

www.gigglepoetry.com/index

Authors of humorous poems:

Brod Bagert

Jack Prelutsky

Kenn Nesbit

KidRex - is a search engine designed for kids powered by Google
http://www.sightwords.com - sight words flash cards and sight word games
bookadventure.com - Students in grades K - 8 can search for books, read them offline and come back to take a quiz. Students can create their own reading challenge.
pbskids.org/lions/games/ears.html - Help the lions identify the missing letters to complete their words.

teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/  Reading games with Clifford

Starfall.com - phonics and reading practice

4kids.org - academics with arcade activities equals fun learning

studyzone.org - elementary test prep for ELA

Storyonline.net - stories read by actors

NASA.gov - NASA Kids' Club

abcya.com - Fun reading activities

MagicTreeHouse.com - At this website students can find games, puzzles, and quizzes on any of the Magic Tree House Books

APPS

Monster Hunt - A memory Game

News-O-Matic - Covers relevant news of the day in an engaging way - images, maps, videos, and games

Sight Words by little speller - practice spelling sight words

Scratch Jr. -Students can program their own interactive stories (You can have your characters move!) and games.

News-O-Matic - Students can keep To to date with current events

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot in Treasure Island.

Walt Disney

Suggested Reading for Kindergarten to Grade 4

Kindergarten

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade