Reading

Reading and Language Vocabulary Words for the week of September 23rd:

  • Word Family- A group of words with the same ending sounds.  For example: man, pan, fan, ran
  • Fiction- A story that is not true or made up

Reading and Language Vocabulary Words for the week of September 23rd:

  • Title Page-  A page of a book that has the title on it.  It is usually found at the front of the book
  • Initial Sound/Beginning Sound-  The first sound of a word

Reading and Language Vocabulary Words for the week of September 16th:

  •  Genre- A particular type of story.  Some genres include Fantasy, Mystery, Biography, Fairy Tale, Nonfiction, Fiction, etc.

Reading and Language Vocabulary Words for the week of September 9th:

  • Alphabet- includes all of the letters in the English language
  • Uppercase letters- capital letters
  • Noun- names a person, place, or thing (can usually put the word “a” or “the” in front of it)
  • Vowels- a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes y
  • Consonants- any letter that is not a vowel (b,c,d,f,g,h,j,k,l.m,n,p,q,r,s,t,v,w,x,y,z)

“Daily 5”
The Daily Five is a literacy structure that teaches independence and
gives children the skills needed to create a lifetime love of reading and
writing. It consists of five tasks that are introduced individually. When
introduced to each task, the children discuss what it looks like, sounds like,
and feels like to engage in the task independently. Then, the children work on
building their stamina until they are successful at being independent while
doing that task.  You may be hearing your child talk about the Daily 5 at home.  I’m hoping this information will be helpful so you can incorporate activities into your daily life.

The Daily 5 tasks include:

1. Read to self
2. Read to someone
3. Listen to reading
4. Work on writing
5. Word work

When all five tasks have been introduced and the children are fully
engaged in reading and writing activities, I am able to work with small groups
and confer with children one on one. This structure is effective, the results are
amazing, and the children really look forward to Daily Five time.

Ask your child about Daily Five and see what he/she has to say. I anticipate your child will tell you about the class stamina, how we are working towards independence, and maybe you will even hear about some of the fantastic things your child has written, read, or listened to during our structured reading time.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Thank you for your continued support!