Reading Groups

We STAR tested last week and I am thrilled to say that we are making great improvements in first grade. With that said, Your child went from a 2.3 (second grade, third month) to a 2.4 (second grade, fourth month) reading level.

At this point, I am confident that Hayden is ready to read harder reading selections. Hayden will no longer be bringing home the blue Reading Street reader that you are use to seeing on Thursday nights. Instead, he will be doing book studies for the remainder of the year. This week we are doing a picture book called Little Bear. In the weeks to follow, I will move his reading group into chapter books, such as, The Magic Tree House. We will be reading these books in a small group setting where he will complete comprehension questions, learn vocabulary, create thinking maps, and do activities. Therefore, Hayden may or may not have a comprehension test every Friday. It will depend on the length of the book. Please look for testing dates on the weekly newsletter. I may also assign some reading for homework.

I am extremely excited about doing these reading circles with my students and I feel that it will really push some of them to that next level of reading and comprehending books.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Mrs. Hopkins