July 15, 2014
READING LOGS - 20 questions per topic actually means 20 questions per week (4 or 5 on each topic). Sorry for the confusion.
Some other extremely important information with you regarding summer reading…
Children of all ages need to read or be read to during the summer months. If this doesn’t happen, everything that was accomplished this year academically will be lost to what experts call the “Summer Slide” (please Google that for more information).
Reading improves with practice. If children don't read for a month or two, they are likely to lose much of the progress they have made during the past school year. That means they will have a disadvantage with their classmates who have continued to practice reading, and spend a lot of time playing catch up to where they are now. It's like taking two steps forward, then one step back.
The Terra Nova Home Reports contained individual Lexile Scores for your child(ren). This information indicates an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text. If students read books from within their Lexile range, they will be reading at a level that they can comfortably read with approximately 75% comprehension.
We know that children who feel that reading is important learn to read. Children who don’t think reading is important often don’t learn to read, or don’t learn to read well. Based on what they see at home, they come to value reading or come to avoid it. You are always their first and most important teachers.
We will post our reading challenge on our website. Please continue to visit this site throughout the vacation.
Thank you for all you do and the support you give us. Enjoy the time you have with your children this summer.
Ms. Joanne Kowit