Teacher's Name: Miss Lucie Bellittiere

Grade/Subject: Reading Specialist

Contact:lbellittiere@stjohnskenmore.com

It's Not Too Early To Think

About Summer Reading

Reading during the summer will help prevent the loss of reading skills learned during the school year. Reading doesn't have to be just books. It can also include:

* Recipes

*Directions to a game.

* Magazine Ranger Rick, Highlights etc.

* Online Resources

*Visit to the local library and participate in their summer activities

Reading year round will help your child maintain or improve his/her reading skills.

The Reading Bear Website www.readingbear.org offers many opportunities to practice vowel sounds, blends, digraphs and various other phonics skills. 

How to Find That Just Right Book

* Use the Greasy Finger Five - to find the just right book. Read the second page of the book. Hold up a finger for each word you don't know. If you have 4 or 5 fingers up, this is not a just right book and you should select a different book.

* Read books on topics that interest you, example: sports

* After you read a book, read other books in the series by the same author.

* Read books that are Caldecott or Newberry award winners.

* Ask friends for recommendations on a great book to read.

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