Reading Challenge #7

There are several different ways that an author reveals information about a character in a text. An author reveals information about a character through:  physical traits  actions  thoughts  dialogue and interactions with other characters  Below are some steps for this week’s challenge.  STEP 1: CHOOSE two characters that you would like to compare and contrast.   STEP 2: TALK ABOUT IT using the questions below:   What are the similarities and differences between their _______? (physical traits, actions, etc.)  How are these ______ alike […]

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Reading Challenge #6

Research has shown that fluent oral reading learned through performance reading leads not only to engagement in and enjoyment of reading for students but to reading comprehension. Learn more at Reading Rockets.   Below are some steps for this week’s challenge.  STEP 1: READ. Select a book. Choose one with characters that have strong personalities and clear roles in the story. Click here for a list of suggested books. STEP 2: ASK? Talk a little bit about what happens in […]

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Read With Me: Let the children play, learn to read, and grow

(Ventura, CA) – Nestled in a picturesque community just north of Emma Wood State Beach, and adjacent to the Ventura River, Families in Schools (FIS) visited the Family Center in room 30 at Sheridan Way Elementary School in Ventura, CA. It was a joy at first sight to see the classroom inside filled with smiling and playful parents and their children under the age of four interacting, learning, playing as part of FIS’s Read with […]

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