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!Enjoy reading books from this school year's Book Bowl list (link below).This book list is recommended for students entering second, third, and fourth grades.
Fall in love with a book you read together as a family or reread one of your childhood favorites to your child.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.
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 bookstoreCheck 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 ResourcesYour 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.aspReading 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. TogetheReadReading 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.