Beary Good Bears
Mrs. Jenkins' Class
Bear Facts on Book Baggies
Each student will read to me on their book baggie day, so I get to hear all students read every week. I will monitor their reading each time and will slowly move them up levels as I see they are ready. The end of first grade level is to read level 16/I. I will not move higher than a level 34/O; sometimes the content of the book at this higher level can be difficult for them to understand, even though they can read it.
At these lower levels, sometimes your child will memorize the text. Please make sure your child is "always" looking at the words and tracking each word for reading! They are demonstrating beginning reading skills.
The goal for reading is always comprehension. I want to make sure your child can comprehend what they just read. As your child moves up levels, I will have a comprehension worksheet he/she will do. There are 5 different activities to do on each worksheet. I only want them to do one a day (so since they keep their books for 1 week, there will be two nights that they won't do a comprehension activity).
Please make sure your child reads every day! This is critical! Book baggies need to go home every day and then brought back to school every day to read in both places.
During our first parent/teacher conference, I will go over the DRA so that you can see why your child is beginning on the level they have.
Read, read, read!
What We Are Learning
Phonics: Short /o/ sound such as -op, -ot, -og, -ob, -ox word families
Writing: Stretching out words
Science: Safe/Unsafe behaviors such as drugs, alcohol, smoking, etc., and the consequences
Social Studies: Citizenship