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Reading

READING

          GOALS: My reading goals for your child include: introducing him/her to a variety of fine literature, including different genres and authors; fostering a love of and enthusiasm for reading; affording the opportunity for lots of choices in reading; and being able to communicate about his/her reading experiences. 

      SKILLS: The reading comprehension skills that will be taught this year include: identifying main idea, determining fact and opinion, understanding authors purpose, sequencing events, recalling details, making predictions, drawing inferences, understanding cause-and-effect relationships and comparing and contrasting.

          READING LOG:  Students should read a mininum of 20 minutes a night. Students will keep track of their reading minutes and get parent initials on their logs nightly. The logs will be checked daily.

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                                   When your child asks, " Do I have to read?" Here is why.

 

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In keeping with the district-wide Trophies Reading Textbooks students will also be using the following program(s):

1. Accelerated Reader- The Accelerated Reader program is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension. Students select books on their reading level, read independently or with a buddy, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain number of points based on its length and reading level. Students get a percentage of these points based on how many of the test questions they get right. The program tracks their progress over the course of the school year.

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