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I look forward to a wonderful year working with students in Grades K-2 in small groups or while I am supporting students within the classroom setting. My focus will be on developing and expanding your child's literacy and math skills throughout the school year.
I encourage parents to set aside time to read to, or with your child and make available a variety of reading materials to support your child's reading success. Use your child's own interests and imagination when planning activities. By providing your child the opportunity to read, s/he will be able to practice, and expand the many skills and strategies they learn in order to become more proficient readers and writers. Encourage your child to read text closely in order to establish deep meaning. When discussing stories or informational text remember to encourage your child to use the Proficient Learning Strategies that include: Activating Background Knowledge and Making Connections, Monitoring Comprehension, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Analyzing and Synthesizing.
If you need assistance locating "Just Right" reading for your child, please email me at: email@example.com and I would be happy to provide a list of appropriate titles.
I am looking forward to an awesome school year!
Interactive websites to reinforce reading and writing:
http://npharlan.k12.ia.us/reading_center.htm Word Lists, High Frequency Fast Phrases to develop fluency, Interactive language Arts Websites
http://mrnussbaum.com/readingpassageindex - variety of subject areas including reading comprehension passages, questions and activities for Grades K-6
http://www.abcya.com/ - Variety of educational games for Grades K-5
http://www.brainpop.com Tutorial activities on a variety of academic topics for science, math, reading, social studies
http://pbskids.org Games and stories
http://www.starfall.com/ Activities for children to have fun learning to read primarily for First and Second Grade.
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help.htm - Click on any Grade Skill Builders