Teacher's Name: Miss Lucie Bellittiere
Grade/Subject: Reading Specialist
Learn To Read
Read To Learn!
Can reading 15 minutes a day make a difference?
Reading 15 minutes a day can make a difference! Reading just 15 minutes a night for 5 years equals 27,375 minutes! Reading aloud helps in the areas of language development, phonics skills, and comprehension.
An 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:
My Neighbor's Dog is Purple
My neighbor's dog is purple,
its eyes are large and green,
its tail is almost endless,
the longest I have seen.
My neighbor's dog is quiet,
it does not bark one bit,
but when my neighbor's dog is near,
I feel afraid of it.
My neighbor's dog looks nasty,
it has a wicked smile ...
before my neighbor painted it,
it was a crocodile.
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