Objective: Expand vocabulary and develop reading comprehension while increasing attention span
Get Epic book: Family Choice.
Group 1 & 2- Instructions:
- Before reading the story, explain how books or stories have a title which is the name of the book/story.
- Read the title and say it is the title of the book/story. Ask your child what the story could be based on the title.
- Some books have a list of vocabulary your child will learn in the book/story on the first page. Please go over each word/phrase with your child by asking what they think it means and either explain the correct meaning or add on to their description.
- Before Epic! Reading, discuss what questions you will be asking at the end of reading.
- Who are the characters in the story?
- Where is the setting in the story happening?
- What is the story about/main idea?
- What happened first, middle, & conclusion?
- Did any problems happen in the story? How did they fix the problem?
Discussing beforehand prepares students to what to really focus on. During reading emphasize the answers to the questions, for students to distinguish important facts about the story. At the end of reading, assess reading comprehension by asking the same questions discussed prior to reading. If you notice student is struggling generating an independent answer, ask the question in a multiple-choice form by asking the question and giving them an option between 2 answers (correct answers and incorrect answer)
- Read the story to your child and stop when your child has questions or makes a connection with the story to his/her past experiences.
- Continue your discussion with your child by asking the questions in the story(if it has) or ask What If questions.
Group 1-Reads Pre-Decodable Booklet. Writes own sentence using sight word “of”
Group 2: Reads Pre-Decodable Booklet. Have student repeat every word after you, using pointer finger to touch every word as student is reading. Traces the sight words “of”