• Welcome to Literacy!
     
     
    A child's success as a reader begins much earlier than the first day of school.  
    The love of
    reading begins at home! 
     
    We hope every family is able to stay healthy!
    Happy Spring! :) 
     
     
    PM Kindergarten Reading Buddies Google Site:  
     
    Mrs. Gittelman's Google Classroom codes for Reading Club students to access our Google Classrooms activities:

    First Grade: gw5h54z
    Second Grade: f7glh56 
    Third Grade: fcafo2a
    Fourth Grade: vdn4mdr
     
    Here are some additional resources to use during each day.
    Continuous updates will be made througout the week:
     
     
     
    Resources for Families and Students Updated 3/22

    Be sure to click on the Publishers Weekly link and the Authors and Activities link for students!
      
    Enjoy reading books from this school year's Book Bowl list (link below).
    This book list is recommended for students entering grades 2-4, but can be enjoyed by everyone.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Fall in love with a book you read together as a family or reread one of your childhood favorites to your child.
     
    Favorite Books
    I hope you will take the time to use the resources listed on my web page as fun and interactive ways to incorporate reading at home.
    Bookworm
     
     

    Fun Family Literacy Suggestions:

    Visit the local library

    If your child doesn’t have his/her own card yet, sign up at one of the public libraries. Look through the different sections together, and see where your child is most likely to find his/her favorite books.

    Visit your local bookstore

     
    Check the schedule. Often times, there are author visits, story times, story telling, and other fun activities taking place there. Start reading a series together. It’s a fun way to explore new characters and enjoy adventures together.
     
    Access Journeys Electronic Resources
    Your child has access to listen to or read stories from their Journeys student book edition. You could listen to and read these stories together, as well as discuss characters, setting (time and place), problems, events, solutions, and themes. Please click on the Journeys Reading Program tab, and "Student Login Information" to find out more.

    Family Reading Night

    Does your family have a game night? Why not implement a Family Reading Night? You can read stories together, or just cozy up in the same room with your own books. Many titles can be found at this link: http://www.kidsreads.com/series/index.asp

     
    Reading Rockets

    A wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better are included in this resource. These resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. http://www.readingrockets.org/audience/parents   http://www.readingrockets.org/article/18935

    Teachers and Families Reading Lists

    Tips to help encourage parents encourage their children to read. You can also find links to book lists organized by grade levels.   TogetheRead

     

    Reading is Fundamental

    Reading is Fundamental’s bilingual website section designed to help Latino families read, sing, and share stories together at home.

     
    Scholastic

    The Scholastic parent site offers articles on books and reading, what to expect by age and grade, books for parents, as well as a link to Parent & Child magazine.

    http://www.scholastic.com/parents/