Book bags will look a little different right now. In order to adhere to safety protocols due to CoVid-19, I will not send a book bag home on Mondays. Instead, I will assign a book for your child to read each week using the digital program, Raz-Kids. You can access Raz-Kids from my Clever page which can be found when your child logs into Clever. Once your child logs into Raz-Kids, they can click the "Assigned" icon and find the weekly book. The book I've assigned has been chosen as a "just right" book for your child. It usually focuses on sight words or specific decoding skills we are working on in class. I have asked your child to read the story three times at home. The goal of the repetitive reading is to build fluency.
1. Your child has the option to listen to the story first.
2. Then, have your child read the story aloud.
3. Finally, ask your child to read to an adult or sibling.
4. I also encourage you to have your child record themselves reading the story using the record feature on Raz-Kids. I can then listen to the reading remotely. I can also send a message or recording back to your child. This is a nice way for me to help encourage and motivate your child to foster a love for reading.
I will listen to your child read the assigned story to me in class. I will also choose a new book at the same skill level so I can get a "cold" reading to progress monitor reading ability. I keep careful notes on reading skills such as accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. Each student has a graph in my binder that tracks skill growth. These records are an excellent way to share progress with you, your child, and the classroom teacher.