Reading books Reading
Students will…
· Understand words through word structure, sentence structure, and context.
· Comprehend text through: analyzing, predicting, inferring, interpreting, sequencing, comparing, synthesizing.
· Demonstrate understanding of literary elements and devices such as plot, characters, setting, theme, point of view, conflict, resolution, simile, metaphor, alliteration, imagery.
· Use features of non-fiction text to locate and synthesize information.
· Build vocabulary through reading fiction and non-fiction materials.
· Read accurately and fluently at grade level, adjusting for purpose and material.

Ways you can help…
· Read to your child daily and vary the type of material.
· Have your child read independently, read to a sibling or read to you every day.
· Ask your child to summarize the previous day’s selection before continuing reading.
· Provide time for your child to read at night (20 minutes minimum).
· Let your child see you and other family members enjoying reading.
· Talk to your child about the meaning of stories read together.
· Ask your child to read aloud a favorite book, poem or story into a tape recorder and send the tape to someone far away as a gift.
· Check out a book on tape and listen to it in the car or at home.
· Help your child find books. Encourage your child to try new types of genres and books.