Reading Page

Reading Page

Welcome to Reading Intervention!



 "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."  Emilie Buchwald
How Can I Help My Child Succeed in School? 
1. Read to or with your child every night.                         

2. Help with his/her homework each night.

3. Make sure your child is getting plenty of sleep and is ready for school each day.

4. Do not talk negatively about your child's teacher or school in front of him or her.

5. Stay involved. Feel free to contact your child's teacher with questions and concerns.

6. Teach your child to be responsible for their actions and their work.

7. Ask your child about school everyday and encourage them to discuss their day. Ask specific questions such as: What did you read about today? What is your sound for this week? What did you do in math today? What was your favorite thing about school today?

Reading Help for Your Child


Reading Ideas

When I am stuck on a word, I can...
*  Look at the picture.
*  Get my lips ready.
*  Stretch it out.
*  Break up the word (look for vowel teams, silent e, prefixes, suffixes, whole word parts, blends,                  chunks - at/ate).
*  Skip the word.
*  Flip the vowels.
*  Keep trying! 

Improve Your Fluency

I can read accurately with expression.
*  Recognize words at sight.  (by, some, the, and, too)
*  Read with expression.  Think of the characters and give them a voice.  Read loud or soft, high or low, sad or mad.
*  Pay attention to the punctuation.  Use your question voice or strong feeling voice.
*  Adjust your reading rate depending on the text.   Read slow, fast.
*  Show the meaning or feeling of the text in how it is read.
*  Practice the high frequency words to build speed.  Look up on line for DOLCH or Fry's Lists of words.
*  Be a voracious reader!  Read lots!  Read with enthusiasm!
*  Read 'good fit' books.  They should not be too easy or too hard.  5 Finger Rule:  If you miss more than 5 words on a short page, it is too easy, 

Expand Your Vocabulary!

I know, find, and use interesting words by:
*  tuning into interesting words.
*  using a dictionary or glossary to define words.
*  using a thesaurus to find synonyms and antonyms.
*  using new vocabulary in speaking and writing.
*  asking someone to define a word for me.
*  reading my favorite books over and over.
*  using word parts to determine the meaning of unknown words.
*  using pictures, diagrams and illustrations 

Secret Message

**  Look at the whole word.  Read it accurately.  If you can not read the whole word, look at the small parts.  Does the word have a vowel team?  Silent final e?  Digraph? (th, wh, sh, ch).  Is it a compound word?  Look for the syllables.  Watch the vowels.   Recognize the sight words quickly.


Reading Quotes

" Once you learn to read, you will be forever free"  Frederick Douglas


Can you tell the differences between a fiction or nonfiction book?
What are the text features of a fiction book?
What are the text features of a nonfiction book?
Do you prefer to read fiction or nonfiction books?  Why? 

Reading Comprehension

 I will understand what I read by:
*  Predicting what will happen in a story.  Then read and confirm that prediction or find our what      happened. 
 *  Check for understanding:  Does it make sense?
 *  When it doesn't make sense, back up and reread.
 *  Ask questions about the story before, during and after reading.
 *  Summarize the  text.  Use but, so, then, finally...
 *  Retell the story in sequence.  Tell the characters, settings, problems, events, solutions.
 *  As you read, make a mental picture about what is happening. 
 *  Recognize cause and effect.  This happened because ....
 *  Recognize literary elements:  genre, plot, setting, characters, problems and solutions
 *  Use you schema to make connections:  This reminds me of ...
 *  Compare and contrast:  How are characters, events, etc., the same or different.
 *  Identify the main idea and supporting details.
 *  Determine the author's purpose.  (inform, persuade, entertain)
 *  Use text features:  titles, headings, captions, content pages, glossaries, tables, maps 

Be An Accurate Reader

I can read the words by:
*  Cross checking:  Does it look right?  Does it sound right?  Does it make sense?
*  Stretch the word out.  Blend the sounds together.
*  Flip the sound:  Try another sound the letter/phonogram makes:  ea says 3 sounds
*  Skip the word and then come back to it.
*  Chunk parts you know together:  to/get/her,  rain bowstuck
*  Read the sentence again and say the first sound.
*  Use known words to word out other words:  hike, bike like
*  Use beginning and ending sounds:  walks, walker, walked, walking
*  Think of a word that makes sense.
*  Use picture clues. 

Strategies for Reading Longer Words

1.  Look for parts you know at the beginning of the word.  (prefix)
            un -   pre-     mis-     re-     ex-     non-
2.  Look for parts you know at the end of the word.   (suffix)
            -ly     -tion     -ful     -less     -er     -ing     -ed     -s     -ness
3.  Divide the words into syllables.
            kit - ten     stu - dent     nap - kin      fro - zen      sis -ter      pi - lot
4.  Look for vowel patterns you know.
            ai     ee     ea     igh     oa     ar     au     or     oi     oo    ow    ou    ay    ie     aw
5.  Now, make your BEST GUESS.  Does it sound right?  Does it make sense?  If not, RE-READ  and try again. 
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