Ms. Buckingham's Classroom News
Reading Beyond the Primary Grades
Literacy goals for my students:
We use literacy centers during interventions to enrich the student's literacy experience.
I try to keep a well stocked classroom library so that the students have options for free and academic reading.
Parts of Literacy
All four of these skills are practiced in the classroom to help the students improve their literacy.
How You Can Help at Home!
Reading Outside of School
If you're child isn't interested in informational text, that's okay! There is a book out there that will hold your child's interest. Make an effort to find that book and model the same strategies with it. The students need to master these concepts for all literature, so any practice helps.
Believe it or not, we have to help the students develop visual literacy as well. Gaining the intended knowledge or meaning behind a visual is a skill that students must practice and we have to work to provide that practice for them. You can do picture walks with your children, meaning that you go through the text and look at the visual aspects to discuss and make predictions about what the text will be about. Asking the student about the central focus, contrast, angles, and purpose of the visual will help them to further develop their visual literacy.