Reading Times

Mrs. Jones's Weekly Newsletter

Information and Media Literacy Unit

We are finishing our unit on Information and Media Literacy. Our test will be on Wednesday with test corrections on Thursday. Remember that students are encouraged to bring in literature that they can find at home to share with the class. Remember it can be almost anything, just as long as it has information and writing.

Agenda for Week of March 31 to April 4

Monday and Tuesday - A Civil Discussion - play program
Wednesday - Information and Media Literacy Test
Thursday - Test corrections
Friday - Data Collection for IEP Goals and Objectives.

Homework:

Students will have homework on Monday and Tuesday. Homework is 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.