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SETTING A READING GOAL/CHALLENGE
To help motivate your child(ren) you might consider creating a reading goal or challenge at home. It might be reading a certain number of books, increasing stamina with the number of minutes read each day, or making a list of books to check off. The current goal with my girls is to read through the Land of Stories series and read at least 3 books made into a movie - book always first, followed by a fun movie night.
Here are some incentive charts:
50 Books - fill in the star for each book read
100 Book Scratch Off Poster - or make your own checklist!
Reading-rewards.com is a free online reading log and reading incentive program to encourage children to read. Parents set up custom rewards, which students will then ‘buy’ with earned RR Miles!
ROUTINES CONTINUED FOR FICTION - Modify based on your child's needs and grade level.
ROUTINES CONTINUED FOR NONFICTION - Modify based on your child's needs and grade level.
The district is committed to providing intervention to children amidst this school closure. Your child will be using Lexia Reading Core5® Reading, a fun, research-based program that has helped millions of students at all reading levels. The activities in Core5 support and build on our classroom curriculum and focus on developing reading skills in six areas: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Lexia Core5 will be the PRIMARY intervention that we hope you utilize to support your child's growth as a reader during this time.
*Your child begins Core5 with an assessment, to start at a point that fits his/her needs and works in online activities throughout the week.
*PLEASE limit sessions to 20 minutes, working INDEPENDENTLY. (There will be a progress bar on your child’s screen. If it appears yellow, you can assist your child.)
Your child can log-on any day of the week but the program is intended for no more than 20 minutes per day, with a max of 140 min per week. If your child sees a red apple icon on the screen, it means it is time to take a break and do something else.
*Be sure to LOG OUT of the program by clicking Exit so that your child’s work is captured and saved.
*It is recommended your child wear headphones, if you have them.
HOW LEXIA CORE5 WORKS:
- Online activities include direct instruction and feedback as your child learns skills.
- Progress and performance in the program will be reported to me to monitor and to provide additional teaching. I will be checking these reports regularly and sending email updates.
- Mid-week reports will help me know what specific instruction to send to the students in video or pdf form
- Optional follow-up paper-and-pencil activities may be sent
- I will share Achievement Certificates to celebrate your child’s success
LET’S GET STARTED!
- To use on a computer, go to http://www.lexiacore5.com/?SiteID=2209-4818-3335-7343
- To use on an iPad, download the free Lexia Core5 Reading app from the App Store. (compatible device and internet access required.)
- The first time your child uses Core5 on an iPad, you may need to enter the teacher email shown below. Your child can then log in with the username and password format listed below.
- If you do not know this number, please let me know!
- Username: student 5 digit ID (lunch number) *
- Password: (contact me)
READ! READ! READ!
I understand that we are all enduring incredibly stressful times, within our own homes and outside our homes. Everyone is going through varying levels of chaos - in part because most are literally being asked to fly a plane while we build it! Ha! Our kids have had their worlds turned upside down as well. These are not conditions conducive to learning. So I will continue to emphasize - please do what’s in the best interest of your family and your well-being in regards to schoolwork. The most important thing you can give your child(ren) is your sustained attention and company. I know, easier said than done, but a good mantra!
If someone hasn’t told you, YOU are doing a good job! If you read with your child, or to your child, or they picked up a book and read on their own, consider that a success!
In this article - 8 Ways to Make the Best of This For Our Kids - they write the following...“The number one way to help your child avoid a backwards slide from this time from their classroom is to read. Read in front of them, read with them, have them read to you, read read read. Read what you have available and reread it too. Kids often read the same books over and over because the familiarity feels comforting. You could read a novel to them, yes even the little ones will enjoy curling up and listening to your voice even if they don’t comprehend it. You could fold up some papers and write a book with the kids to read…”
Please keep this in mind when trying to prioritize what to do at home. I will continue to message above all else - just read as often as possible! :)
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Happy Reading together!
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