Title 1 News

January 2016

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A NEW YEAR BRINGS GOALS, WANTS, AND WISHES...

JUST A FEW FUN FACTS:

6 Minutes of Reading REDUCES STRESS by 60%

Reading REDUCES STRESS more than playing video games by 600% or talking a walk by 300%

Reading is an effective MEMORY BOOSTER

Engaging children in reading may be one of the the MOST EFFECTIVE ways to leverage SOCIAL CHANGE

Reading INCREASES EMPATHY in children


Are you finding these interesting? Find many more here...

http://writerswrite.co.za/the-benefits-of-reading-an-infographic

THE POWER OF READING>>>LINKS TO VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT

Want to give your child a major learning advantage? (Of course! Who doesn’t?!)

Here’s how…

Help them build their vocabulary! Kids with a large vocabulary understand more of what they read and hear.

So big vocabulary=big learning!

Exploring new words on a regular basis is one of the best ways parents can support learning at home. !

Visit these 10 tips:

http://homeliteracyblueprint.com/building-vocabulary/

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Sight Words

Sight words are the glue that holds sentences together.

These words are recognizable words that no longer require effort from a child. They provide children success in their reading efforts.

Try these 6 FUN sight word games apps...

http://iteach1to1.blogspot.com/2014/11/ipad-apps-and-activities-for-sight-word.html

FINDING "JUST THE RIGHT BOOK"

Here's a great video detailing how you can help your child choose a "just right" book.


https://youtu.be/XFhN0e-a6Vw

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WINTER READING CHALLENGE

I like a challenge! Tell me I can't and I will prove you wrong...


Join my Reading Challenge for the Winter months...

"Snow Many Books" to READ!


The challenge has 20 types of books! Geared towards kids aged 6-12. The best part is that you should be able to easily find books for your child for each of these suggestions in your home library or school library. Encourage your kids to reach for authors with whom they may be unfamiliar. This challenge is intended to help your children "read outside the box".


I'd love to see some pictures of you and your child experiencing books...please email them to me at tara.steiner@k12.nd.us. Let's make this a family fun event!


If you want to have a printout of the book ideas...visit the website:

http://www.clarescontemplations.com/2015/12/2016-reading-challenge-for-kids.html


I challenge YOUR FAMILY TO READ this WINTER!

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Read 10! Read 10! READING CLUB

Write down the 10 books that you have read during the months of January and February!


Bring in the completed sheet and receive a PRIZE!


Everyone loves a PRIZE or TREAT, right?

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SUPPORT YOUR CHILD & READING AT HOME

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Contact Info

Tara Steiner

Title 1 Teacher

Oakes Elementary School