Title 1 Reading
What's New in Title 1
Author of the Month - Eric Carle
Expanding the depth of novels
You will find many books include a theme or lesson which is revealed as you read. As you read with your child, ask them to describe the character trait and go above their answer of "they are nice", "they are mean", etc. Below are some themes and traits you will find in your books.
Acceptance - characters who respect and accept others' differences and beliefs
Courage - characters who have the strength to overcome a fear or accept a risk
Perseverance - characters who never give up when facing difficult times
Cooperation - working together to solve a problem or achieve a goal
Compassion - characters who want to make those suffering feel better
Honesty - characters who find that it is best to always tell the truth
Kindness - characters ho are generous and considerate of others
Loyalty - characters who trust each other and never turn their backs on friends
Playing board games is a fun way to build a child's vocabulary. Scrabble, Password, Pictionary, Scattergories, Taboo, Boggle, and Balderdash are all great for vocabulary development.
If you are looking for a new twist on an old game try adding some extra challenge!
Scrabble: Have each player use a predetermined number of tiles for each turn
Pictionary: Draw words related to the subject instead of the word clue - this will help your child focus on the definitions!