Literacy

Literacy

  

First Grade Reading Level Goal

 

 

Grade

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

Jan.

Feb.

March

April

May

June

1

C/D
3/4

D
6

E
8

E/F
8/10 

F
10
 

G
12 

G/H
12/14 

 H
14

I
16 

 I
16

2

I
16

J
18

J/K
18/20

K
20

K
20

K/L
20/24

L
24

L/M
24/28

M
28

M
28

 

 

 

 

 



Strategies to Practice While Reading at Home

 

Look at the pictures.Often looking at the pictures gives a child an idea of what the words are about and will give him / her context to make a good guess at an unknown word.

 

Get your mouth ready.If a child is reading comes to an unknown word, he / she should begin by saying the sound of the first letter and sometimes, the word will just pop right out!

 

Does it make sense?Students always want to make sure that what they read makes sense.If it doesn't, they need to try another strategy.

 

Does it sound right?As the child reads, the words should sound right in the sentence.If not the child should try again or use another strategy.

 

Do the letters look right? If a child makes a guess at an unknown word, he needs to go back and make sure that the letters in the word match the guess.

 

Reread Any time the words don't make sense, the child needs to reread to clarify so that he understands what the words say.

 

Discuss it Close the book and have your child summarize the story. 

 

o  Who are the characters?

 

o  What happened in the beginning?

 

o  What happened in the end?

 

o  Where did the story take place?

 

o  What connections did you have while reading the story (text-to self, text-to-text, text-to-world)?

 

o  Why did the author write this book?

 Read Fluently Fluency develops by reading texts that are below his / her reading level. Reading should sound like talking. Therefore, it is important to keep and read books that your child brought home a few weeks or even months earlier.