Reading Times

Mrs. Jones's Weekly Newsletter

Point of View Unit

We are finishing up our Point of View Unit this week. Students are finishing their tests and working on Point of View writing. The writing consists of writing about a situation from two different points of view. Students began these last week and will finish them on Wednesday.

Information and Media Literacy Unit

Next week we will begin our Information and Media Literacy Unit. Information and Media Literacy is reading that people encounter in their daily lives. These can range from recipes, instructions, menus, newspapers, advertisements, applications, etc... It also includes using atlases, encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference materials. Throughout this year, Mrs. Bennett, our media center specialist, has been working with the students on using reference materials. We will be looking at a variety of things to

This unit is one of our most important units because it is 45% of the Reading CRCT. You can help your child by having them look any real world literature and ask them questions about it. I am also taking donations of real world literature such as applications, newspapers, advertisements, flyers, etc..

Weekly Agenda for March 10 to March 14

Monday and Tuesday: Finish Point of View test
Wednesday: Finish Point of View writing assignment
Thursday: Pretest for Information and Media Literacy
Friday: Data Collection for IEP Goals and Objectives.


Homework:

No homework

    Homework is always due the next day.

    How to Help Your Child with Reading

    1. Children should read about twenty minutes each day. You can help with comprehension
    by reading the same passage as the child and then ask questions such as;
    • What is the main idea?
    • Why do you think ________________? How do you know that?
    • What is the meaning of the word _____________________? What were the context clues that helped you know that?
    • Can you summarize what you read?
    2. Children who see their parents read are more likely to read themselves. While your child your child is reading, pick up a book or magazine and read.
    3. Children need a quiet area to read. Turn off any electronic devices and distractions to
    allow your child optimal quiet.
    4. There are many online reading games that children love to play. I've listed a few in this
    newsletter. A great website for children is www.gamequarium.com. Remember that word games also improve reading skills.