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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Tips for Supporting your Child’s Reading at Home

It was announced in early April that schools in California would be closed for the remainder of the school year. These closures have led to many families across the state adopting new routines that are similar to the school day so that children continue learning despite the closures. In a previous entry, we shared the importance of routines for children of all ages. In this post, we will look at one important aspect of routines […]

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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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Reto de Lectura #5

El tema de un cuento es el mensaje que se puede aplicar a la vida. Muchas veces un libro tiene múltiples temas entretejidos en el cuento. Para encontrar el tema de un libro película, o música, siga los pasos a continuación. PASO 1: Crean una tabla-t, “tchart” en una hoja de papel. En el lado izquierdo, haga una lista de temas recurrentes. Por ejemplo, en Finding Nemo los temas comunes del cuento incluyen amor, confianza, familia, seguridad, peligro, obediencia. PASO 2: Llene la tabla. En el lado derecho de la tabla, agregue detalles de apoyo del tema […]

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Reading Challenge #5

The theme of a story is the message that you can apply to your own life. Often a book has multiple themes interwoven in the story. To find the theme of a book, movie, music, follow the steps below.  STEP 1: Create a t-chart. On the left side, make a list of recurring topics. For example, in Finding Nemo, common topics in the story include love, trust, family, security, danger, obedience.  STEP 2: Fill out the chart. On the right side of the chart, add supporting […]

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