January ESL Newsletter
Target goals for Language Arts grades 3-5
- Visualizing Narrative
- Opinion Essays
- Identifying Main Idea and Key Details
- Author's Point of View
- Summarize text
- Sequence of a story
Read every night at home!!
WHY READ 30 MINUTES A DAY?
*If daily reading begins in infancy, by the time the child is five years old, he or she has been fed roughly 900 hours of brain food!
*Reduce that experience to just 30 minutes a week, and the child's hungry mind lose 770 hours of nursery rhymes, fairy tales, and stories.
*A kindergarten student who has not been read aloud to could enter school with less than 60 hours of literacy nutrition. No teacher, no matter how talented, can make up for those lost hours of mental nourishment.
*Therefore...30 minutes daily = 900 hours
30 minutes weekly = 130 hours
Less than 30 minutes weekly = 60 hours
Guess you now understand why reading daily is so very important. Why not have family night reading? It is great to just shut off the television for 20-30 minutes and read... and share.
I-ELDA is now called ELPA 21
Events in January
No School- Martin Luther King Day 1/18/2016Fast Assessments for all grades K-5 1/19/2016
Iowa Assessments for grades 3-5 2/1/2016
Late Start 1/13/2016 K-8
Late Start 1/27/2016 K-8
Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns you have! 331-8640
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