Reading Times

Mrs. Jones's Weekly Newsletter

Summarizing/Sequencing Unit

We are working on our summarizing unit which includes sequencing. Students will be learning how to summarize what they read in multiple forms. In addition, we are working on sequencing because it is closely related to summarizing. Sequence is often used to summarize a series of events.

Homework for the Week of November 11

  • Monday, November 11 - Summarizing Exercises 19 - 20
  • Wednesday, November 13 - Summarizing Exercises 21 - 22

How to Help Your Child with Reading

1. Children should read about twenty minutes each day. You can help with comprehension
by reading the same passage as the child and then ask questions such as;
  • What is the main idea?
  • Why do you think ________________? How do you know that?
  • What is the meaning of the word _____________________? What were the context clues that helped you know that?
  • Can you summarize what you read?
2. Children who see their parents read are more likely to read themselves. While your child your child is reading, pick up a book or magazine and read.
3. Children need a quiet area to read. Turn off any electronic devices and distractions to
allow your child optimal quiet.
4. There are many online reading games that children love to play. I've listed a few in this
newsletter. A great website for children is Remember that word games also improve reading skills.