How you can help your child with their reading homework. Mrs. Milleville’s Resource Room.

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  • Slide 1
  • How you can help your child with their reading homework. Mrs. Millevilles Resource Room
  • Slide 2
  • The leveled readers are from the Reading a-z series. Your childs leveled readers are chosen for their individual reading level. This is usually 1 or 2 grade levels below their current grade.
  • Slide 3
  • 3 books with the 3 quizzes completed is the homework assignment for all students. The student is to read the book to an adult or older sibling. The listener is to initial the quiz to show that they listened to the story read by the student.
  • Slide 4
  • Students will receive their leveled reader homework on the Friday before it is due. If the school week ends prior to Friday the leveled readers will be sent out on the last day of the school week. Leveled reader homework will be sent home to be completed over school break periods.
  • Slide 5
  • The date the homework is due will be written on the top of the quiz. Students will have at least 6 days to complete the assignment, however they should turn it in as soon as completed so they can make corrections if needed for a better grade before the due date.
  • Slide 6
  • Shared Reading is when the adult reads one page and the child reads the next page. Choral Reading is when both the adult and the child read each page of the book together at the same time. Repeat Reading is when both of you read the page and then the child rereads the page. Repeat process till end of the book.
  • Slide 7
  • NO Educational research shows that a student must read themselves in order to improve their reading.
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  • Struggling readers just skip over words they dont know or makeup other words to replace them when left to read to themselves. Some struggling readers wont read the book at all but just look at the pictures. Reading out loud to someone else makes the student be accountable and they must put forth effort. Accountable oral practice is the only way to improve reading fluency.
  • Slide 9
  • Students can carry their book around with them as they follow you around as you do everyday tasks. The adult can tell if a childs reading makes sense. Say, That didnt sound right. Spell the word to me and I will help you decode it. Suggested times: When you are driving the car. When you are doing the dishes. When you are doing the laundry. While you are cooking dinner.
  • Slide 10
  • No, this is why the homework is sent home on Fridays. Many parents have their child do homework over the weekend when things are less hectic and turn it in on Mondays. It is best to start early in the week. Carve out a time in your week and stick to the schedule that works best for your family.
  • Slide 11
  • Students must circle the key words in each question prior to reading the book so they know what they are reading for. Students must use the Yes/No/Maybe strategy for each answer choice. Students must justify each answer with a page number. Written responses must be in complete sentences using the words in the question to formulate the answer. Students must cite evidence from the text for their written response questions.
  • Slide 12
  • Prior to reading a book or a test passage, the student is to read the questions that they will be expected to answer after the reading. The student is to pick out the most important words in the question and circle them. This will trigger the students memory while reading as they come to potential answers to questions. Example: What color was the cat? cat color
  • Slide 13
  • As the student reads the answer choices they are to write Y for yes this is the answer, N for no this isnt the answer or M for maybe this is the answer by each choice out to the right hand side. Example: What color is the cat? A. Blue N B. Brown Y C. Green N If the student is unsure the answer is correct they can write M for maybe.
  • Slide 14
  • Students are expected to justify their answers with evidence from the text under the new Common Core Standards. After using the Yes/No/Maybe strategy the student is to go back into the book and find where the answer is to the questions. If the answer is not specifically stated, the student can still write down the page that they drew their inference from. Page numbers must be written to the left of the question. Example: What color was the cat? Pg. 6
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  • Written responses must be in complete sentences using the words in the question to formulate the answer. To do this the student must start the answer by restating portions of the question. Example: How did the boy feel when the cat was missing? The boy felt sad when the cat went missing.
  • Slide 16
  • Citing evidence from the text is to say exactly where you found the answer and what words within the text told you the answer. The student is to write: It says on page.. Then the student is to copy the exact words from the book. Example: How did the boy feel when the cat was missing? The boy felt sad when the cat went missing. It says on page 10: Sam cried when he realized the brown cat was gone.
  • Slide 17
  • Yes, parents are encouraged to check over their childs answers. Students are to go back into the passage to make corrections. Parents are encouraged to check over the written response questions to see they are complete sentences and have the pages cited and sentence copied correctly. Parents are NOT allowed to do the writing for the student.
  • Slide 18
  • The 3 quizzes are averaged together for 100 points total. Example: Quiz 1 percentage + Quiz 2 percentage+ Quiz 3 percentage divided by 3 = final grade. 5 points per day late will be taken off of late work unless prior arrangements have been made with the teacher.
  • Slide 19
  • Open Resource room for the 3 rd grade is during the 3 rd grade recess in Mrs. Millevilles room. Open Resource Room for the 4 th grade is during the 4 th grade recess in Mrs. Behrens room. Students in the 3 rd and 4 th grades are expected to do homework at home, however for those that dont these times are offered for assistance. This is a grade level policy.
  • Slide 20
  • Yes, there will be times when something other than leveled readers will be sent home. Over the Winter and Spring breaks the students may have a different reading assignment /project to complete. Before the state testing time in the spring, testing passages will be sent home in the place of leveled readers.

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