Monday, October 17, 2011

Reading at Home

Thank you for helping your children develop the nightly habit of reading their homework reading books. It's great to see so many returned each day. I wish you could watch as they eagerly pick out new titles, often following one another's recommendations.

Whenever possible, I have begun to encourage all students to choose unknown titles to read for homework each night. As before, the books should be easy to read so the kids are able to practice reading fluently at their independent reading level.

It is important to realize that your young readers may now run into unknown words when they read independently. If this happens, please urge them to problem solve the tricky words on their own. We usually use one of the following prompts:

*Try that again.

*What would make sense?

*What could you try?

*Does it look right?

Thank you!

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