Teacher's Name: Miss Lucie Bellittiere
Grade/Subject: Reading Specialist
Learn To Read
Read To Learn!
Comprehension is an important component of reading. Here are questions to ask your child to encourage them to think about their reading.
* What does ______________ mean?
* Why does __________ do ___________?
* What caused _____________?
* What might have happened before ____________?
* What do you think __________ will do next?
* What do you think ______ said about this?
* How would the story change if ____________ ?
* What is the main ides of the passage?
* Why did the writer write this?
Another important component of reading is fluency. Fluency is the ability to read accurately with correct phrasing and expression to convey meaning. Once the reader is able to recognize words quickly it allows the brain to focus on comprehension.
One way to increase fluency is by reading poems. Poems are a quick and fun way to produce fluency. They can easily be read several times and these repetitions are brain builders.
Great poetry sites:
Authors of humorous poems:
Enjoy this months poem:
I Opened a Book
by Julia Donaldson
I opened a book and in I strode.
Now nobody can find me.
I've left my chair, my house, my road,
My town and my world behind me.
I'm wearing the cloak, I've slipped on a ring,
I've swallowed the magic potion.
I've fought with a dragon, dined with a king
And I dived in a bottomless ocean.
I opened a book and made some friends.
I shared their tears and laughter
And followed their road with its bumps and bends
To the happily ever after.
I finished my book and out I came.
The cloak can no longer hide me.
My chair and my house are just the same,
But I have a book inside of me.
Books Are Like Candy Bars --- You Enjoy Them From Beginning To End
Websites To Visit
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
poemfarm.amylv.com - The Poem Farm (Amy Ludwig VanDerWater)
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
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.
Suggested Reading for Kindergarten to Grade 4