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Focus of the Week


Students will bring home a paper booklet from the Reading A to Z program to read each night.  Please send the book back to school each day in their red folder so that we can read it and use it during small group instruction to focus on specific skills and strategies.

When your child gets stuck on an unfamiliar word, get him/her to sound out and blend the sounds together out loud. Ask him or her to reread sentences to help with fluency and comprehension. Say-spell-say is a great way to practice spelling words, and any game that requires your child to race to a new speed with sight words is always beneficial.

For the week of 8/6/2018, our interactive read aloud is              .  Our shared story is            . We will practice reading this story by echo reading, choral reading, and partner reading. 

Students will have a fluency passage to read for homework Monday-Thursday each week.  Please time them for one minute and mark where they read to, as well as any errors they make.  On Friday of each week, students will read as many words as they can on a fluency passage that is new to them (what we refer to as a cold read) and recieve a fluency grade based on the number of words they read correctly.  Repeated readings of fluency passages is very effective in increasing reading fluency. 


1st grade goal: 24 WCPM (by Dec.) / 47 WCPM (by May)

Students should be able to read 47 words correctly in one minute by leaving first grade.








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