Teacher's Name: Miss Lucie Bellittiere

Grade/Subject: Reading Specialist

Contact:lbellittiere@stjohnskenmore.com

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:

www.poetry4kids.com

www.gigglepoetry.com/index

Authors of humorous poems:

Brod Bagert

Jack Prelutsky

Kenn Nesbitt

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.

Jack Prelutsky

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