Teacher's Name: Miss Lucie Bellittiere

Grade/Subject: Reading Specialist

Contact:lbellittiere@stjohnskenmore.com

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:

www.poetry4kids.com

www.gigglepoetry.com/index

Authors of humorous poems:

Brod Bagert

Jack Prelutsky

Kenn Nesbitt

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

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.
www.professorgarfield.org/phonics/fishing/fishing.html Help Garfield fish for letters to complete his word.

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

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