Summer Reading Reminder
"Fluency Adds Flavor"
I hope your summer is going great! Have you been doing lots of fun things? I know I have. I have done lots of fishing, relaxing in the sun, and of course, READING!!! I have read some really good books this summer! Most importantly, I have been focusing on my rate of how I am reading these books. I am trying to make sure that my rate is not too fast (speed reading), not too slow or choppy (robotic reading), but just right. There are some specific things I have been doing to help practice adding the flavor to my reading:
- Sometimes I have someone model fluent reading for me (first time viewing the book).
- Sometimes I read aloud and even record myself reading so that I can hear my rate.
- Sometimes I do repeated readings. I read some books more than once, or the chapter more than once.
- Sometimes I do paired reading with a parent or sibling. We read the words out loud together.
- Sometimes I listen and read with RAZ-Kids books.
It’s already July, and my reading log is filling up. I hope your reading log is getting full also. Remember that you can do more than just one log!
I am looking forward to seeing you when school starts back up in August! I sure hope everyone has a full reading log so you have the chance to go fishing with me!
Enjoy the rest of summer vacation and remember to keep on reading!!
Your "flavorful" friend,
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Links to Digital Reading Options
Raz-Kids: This is a paid subscription site (http://www.raz-kids.com/main/Login) that our school offers to our students through the school year and EVEN SUMMER! The book can be read to the child first, the child can then read along, and then comprehension questions are offered.
Story Online: This is an on-line streaming video program featuring Screen Actors Guild Foundation members reading childrens books aloud! Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas (http://www.storylineonline.net)
We Give Books: We Give Books (http://www.wegivebooks.org/books) is a new digital initiative that enables anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. To view the books you have to join the site for FREE.
National Geographic Young Explorer Magazine: This is a website that allows your child to view current/past issue of the Young Explorer Magazine (http://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer).Once you click Listen & Read, you can control the flow of how you view the magazine.
TumbleBook Cloud Junior: TumbleBookCloud Junior (www.tbcjr.com) is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! It's designed specifically for kids in grades two to six. Subscriptions include unlimited access, from any device with an internet connection.