Dresden's Monthly Literacy Tips

October 2020

Reading at home can make a huge difference!

Here is this month's tips and ideas to help cultivate a love of reading at home. Remember to designate a "reading time" where the whole family sits down to read.

A question teachers are often asked over and over again is, “When we go to the library, how do I know what book my daughter/son should pick out?” We suggest that parents can have their children use the five finger rule.

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Be sure to still allow your child to choose books that match their likes and interest. If the books are considered "too hard", this is a perfect opportunity for you to read to your child for their enjoyment. Children can listen and comprehend text at a much higher level than they can read.

Practice using the Five Finger Rule by taking the October Reading Challenge!

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Check out this website for reading books digitally!
Our School subscription includes over 1,100 titles for grades K-6! This includes unique animated picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos and non-fiction books. Use the following information to log-in for free at home!

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Be excited about reading with your child. It's contagious!