Mrs. Thomas' Newsletter
"Think about it in terms of sports. If you are on a soccer team and you struggle with shooting goals from a particular angle, the coach is going to have you go to that spot and shoot over and over. No one questions that repeated practice is needed to acquire the missing skill set. The same applies to reading, your child must practice over and over, even if it is hard or they feel like they aren't good at it. Pretty soon, just like that soccer goal shot, reading will get easier and easier until they can do it with very little effort."
Tip of the Month- Many of the books your child comes home with are ones we have already read in class. To help enhance your child's reading comprehension, you could ask any of these questions when they finish reading:
1) Is there a part of this story that reminds you of something in your own life or something you have already read?
2) Can you tell me what the story is about in just a few sentences?
3) Why do you think the author wrote this story?
4) What do you predict would happen if this story kept going?