September is a busy time in first grade. We will be working on reading independently and reading centers. Retelling what we read in order is an important skill for your child. Please work on this with your child at home. Using words such as; First, Next, Then, Last or Beginning, Middle, End helps with retelling fiction texts. If the story is non-fiction, have him/her tell you 3-4 facts they've learned from the text. Other things to work on are making and checking predictions, making connections to the text, and fluency (reading like you are talking).
November: Students are reading every day and working on building their reading stamina. We are working with students in small guided reading groups developing reading skills they need at their level. Your child should be bringing home a book every night to read with an adult and returning the next day for a new book. Also practice the sight words we have worked on: practice reading, spelling and writing them in sentences.
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look has did come here like it on he my in play
said of what saw they down with that as big not was little
this do your