During this next week, we will continue to build our readers workshop routines with the students. Our focus will be rereading familiar storybooks. We are building on the knowledge of these familiar stories to encourage our readers to look at the words on the page. Try to match your memory of the story to the words. This skill will help them when they begin to read each page using the picture clues as well reading the words.
Remind them to continue to take their time while reading and rereading any text. You can ask them who the characters are and where the setting is. Discuss the story by asking questions about what happened as well as what they think will happen next.
. Our “red” words (these are sight words) that we will be learning next week are in, so, andwe. So far we have learned the, to, I, a, is, my, go, me, like, and on.
Helping your child practice these words at home will give them extra practice. Some ways to do this are by writing, looking for them in the books you may be reading, or just saying/singing the letters.
Please continue to have your child read the environmental print which is all around us. What other words can you read from around our city?Along with store names, they are able to read their own names, family names, and many other words You can help your child by pointing out words and asking them to read them for you. Another way to practice is to have your child practice writing any of these words or names.
We appreciate your assistance at home. We are so excited to watch your child become readers! Please encourage them to reread books which you may be able to point out words that repeat. Letting your child know rereading books is a great idea will help to foster a love of reading.