Welcome to a new session of Reading Essentials! I know each year in your child’s schooling presents new expectations and routines for you and your child to become familiar with. My goal is to introduce classroom routines and structures in a way that removes all of the guesswork from the children and allows them to concentrate fully on learning. In reading, the classroom structure I use is called “Daily Five”. Our class time is divided into two segments: Read to Self & Reading Mini-lesson. Read to Self gives the students extended time to read a book of their choice. At the end of Read to Self, the record the pages read and a short summary in their class book.
Mini-lessons cover a variety of reading topics but always with the objective of helping students understand and remember what the