The Reading Room

Building Bridges through Comprehension, Inferring

Continuing our Exploration of Inferring

Remember that schema + evidence = inferring. Students need to put all of our comprehension strategies to work at this point. They use their metacognition (thinking), their schema and their inferring skills in order to be able to fully understand the text they are reading. Students need practice every day with comprehension strategies. They need consistent reminders to be thinking and questioning, while they are reading.

The PTA Book Fair is HERE!!!

From October 12-15 your child can explore and purchase high quality literature right here at ASD. Your child's class will be visiting the book fair together but children are welcome to browse and shop during recess as well. Come before school with your child and enjoy looking at books with each other.


In the previous newsletter I sent out a link to 101 great books to read aloud to your child. I am including the website here in case the link did not work for you.

Also, if you would prefer to listen to books together, try the two options listed below. Audible is linked to Amazon so if you have an account, you can use your current Amazon ID and password. Itunes also has audio books that you can download into your itunes account. Listening to books together is a great way to bond, expand your child's attention span and increase vocabulary.

Check out this fantastic, FUN reading App!

Your child will love this app from National Geographic kids. Its called Weird But Truee and its FREE!!! Each page contains a colorful fun fact. Check out the youtube review below.
Weird But True iPad App Video Review (FREE App) - CrazyMikesapps