Reading Times

Mrs. Jones' Reading Class

Sequencing and Summarizing

Our sequencing and summarizing unit is continuing. Students are sequencing a story and then analyzing what steps they took to put the story in order. Students have learned that sequencing is a strategy that is frequently used to summarize.


In addition to sequencing and summarizing, we will be visiting the media center this week to work with Mrs. Bennett on Information and Media Literacy skills. These skills are especially important because they comprise 45% of the Reading Criterion Referenced Competency Test.



Homework

Tuesday, November 19 Summarizing Exercises 23 - 24


Thursday, November 21 Summarizing Exercises 25 - 26


All homework is due the day after it is assigned.

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 www.gamequarium.com. Remember that word games also improve reading skills.