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E.L.A. and Reading information

Focus on fluency and comprehension: How to help your child read at a good pace with understanding.
Reading with your child is important.  Talking about the text and asking questions help them think about what they have just read (see What is Close Reading? link for more suggestions.)
Find grade appropriate books and passages, both fiction and non-fiction, for your child to read.  Look for passages or books that are of high interest to them.  Make it a game, time how quickly they read and see if they can beat themselves! Don't forget, fluency isn't all about how fast you read! Make sure you ask them questions to check for understanding (comprehension) after they have read! Make a chart at home to keep track of their progress.

Want some quick reading passage? Click here!

Our ELA Modules

We are using the reading modules based on the Common Core Curriculum.  We do this as a whole group.  You can see the modules by clicking the link below.

Our focus in ELA is writing paragraphs, moving into writing essays, using grade-appropriate linking words (therefore, because, etc.), using textual evidence to answer questions, pulling information from text for life-long learning skills, close reading when necessary, and much more!


Other Reading in our Classroom

Students participate in many reading opportunities throughout the day.  We do centers based on The Daily 5 book by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser.  This includes Read to Self, Read to Someone and Listen to Reading.  We also include Work on Writing and Word Work, which includes our vocabulary from our module, spelling words, journaling and other centers.

Certain students meet with me in small group to read or practice reading skills multiple times a week.  These groups can be as small as one but don't get any larger than 5, most of the time they are between 2 and 4 students. 
We use this small group method in reading, ELA, math, science, and social studies