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Melissa Fontana

Brandy Falgoust

Shayla Martinez

Maria Turner

 

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First Grade

Grade Level News

We are off to a wonderful start in first grade. Our teachers are working hard to establish routines and teach procedures for ensuring a smooth year.

Students will take the first benchmark test for Reading during the week of August 27th. Please practice letter sounds, and nonsense words with your child.

We are already reading stories in our classes and learning about story elements such as characters, setting and plot.

The students are learning how to create sentences and will be identifying the subjects and predicates in sentences.

There is no doubt that reading with children will impact their success for early literacy.  Practicing reading with your child and following these few simple strategies can make a huge positive impact in helping your child develop into good readers and writers. The following are some tips on how to help your child become better readers.

  • Encourage your child to reread favorite books. This will help to increase reading accuracy and fluency.
  • When your child is trying to sound out words, give them time to do so. Remind them to look closely at the first letter and the vowels in the words.
  • Help your child pick books from the library that are not too difficult.  Use the five finger rule: Open the book to any page and ask your child to read. Put up a finger for each word your child does not know. If you put up five fingers by the end of the page, the book is too hard for your child.