Ways you can help:
- Encourage reading at home. Ask how your child’s book challenge is going and why they chose their current book.
- Independent reading should be enjoyable, not a punishment. If your child is struggling to get into a book or avoiding reading, they may need to make a new book choice!
- Be familiar with your child’s independent reading choices so you can help her compare and contrast stories.
- Ask your child about the plot, or the story line, of their book.
- Ask about the setting of your child’s book. How would the story change if the setting were in another time or place?
- Ask about the conflict of the text. What problem does the main character need to solve or overcome? What steps do they take to solve it?
- Read the same novel together and discuss what conflict or challenge the main character experienced.
Up next: using text evidence to support our analysis of text.
If you visit my Raptor’s Homework page on the East Middle school website you will see a link titled “Parent Resources.” Here you can find a literacy glossary with some of the terms and elements used in reading workshop. This is intended to give you a better picture of what happens in our classroom and to help with any terms used in lesson descriptions that you may be unfamiliar with. You will also find a document with the learning targets of our current unit.
Thanks for your involvement in your child's learning!