This month in our classroom we are covering the below Reading concepts from the Wonders Reading program. Please use the information on this agenda, as well as the additional resources provided by me to help assist you and your child in reviewing the material covered in class. With your support and interest in your child's reading progress, your child will experience greater success in our language arts class.
- Fiction genres--fairy tale, realistic fiction
- Nonfiction genres--informational text (i.e., narrative nonfiction, persuasive articles, and expository text)
- Introduction of the following comprehension strategies: make, confirm, or revise predictions; rereading
- Introduction of the following comprehension skills: character, setting, plot (i.e., sequence, problem and solution)
- Introduction of the following comprehension strategies for nonfiction text: text structure (i.e., compare and contrast, cause and effect, main idea and key details)
This is an example of the type of advice that the Wonders Program, McGraw-Hill Companines Inc. provides to help illustrate the possible ways you can assist your child in understanding the concepts taught in our lessons.
Dear Family Member:
This week our class will be talking about where good ideas come from and how they can be used to solve problems. We will focus on the variety of ways that people come up with their ideas.
Here are some activities that you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we’ll be practicing.
- Words to Know: synonyms In this activity, you’ll say a word and your child will find a word from the word list with almost the same meaning, and then use it in a sentence. You can use the hints to help your child figure out the word.
- Spelling/Phonics: short vowels a, e, i, o and u Looking at the word list, help your child match missing vowels to a word and then correctly spell the word.
Read the story with your child and have your child describe the sequence of events. Then have your child write a short paragraph that completes the story.