Welcome to a new motivational post for our Language Arts Support students. As with any goal we set out to accomplish, it takes time and practice to improve and perfect the skills and craft. If we approach reading (and comprehension) that way, we’ll read daily (or at least five times a week) to improve our reading skills and comprehension craft.
Parents, let’s create that reading bridge from school to home. Our Language Arts Support students are expected to read at least 15 minutes per day in class independently. As they read, they complete a reading log that details the characters, settings, and events in the story. They then complete a comprehension task before taking the culminating assessment on the text they read book. The details that they annotate can take them on adventures with various types of characters, allowing them to make connections and build their knowledge of experiences beyond their daily lives within their own communities.
To bolster these opportunities, continue or begin to take them to the library to read and check out books, get a glimpse at the book selections while shopping at stores (Note: To limit costs, I picked up a variety of books at thrift stores and at the Dollar Tree), or encourage them to read books, magazines, or other materials already at home of interest to them.
To complement these words of support, I’m including a link to an article that will likely support our effort to help our students and children succeed at improving reading and comprehension.
As we continue on this journey, I’m asking that you have a conversation daily with your child about what they read in class. Encourage them to stay focused and work diligently in all of their classes to achieve success. Reading is a crucial comprehension key for them unlock understanding in all of their classes.
Until our next post, support your child by having them read daily for at least 15-30 minutes. This will help them stretch to 30 minutes to an hour daily. Before you know it, they’ll consider reading as another form of entertainment.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions.
Language Arts Support