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.