READ, READ, READ!
20 Minutes a Night: Students will have reading homework every night (Monday through Friday). As reading homework, students will be required to read for 20 minutes each weeknight. This adds up to 100 minutes a week. If students do not have time to complete their 20 minutes on an assigned night, then that time should be made up throughout the week or on the weekend. For their required reading, students can select anything of their choice (Picture books, novels, magazines, newspapers, cookbooks, etc.). The focus of this assignment is not WHAT students are reading, but simply that they ARE reading. You are even welcome to read aloud with your child during this time.
Reading Fluency: Students will have fluency homework Monday through Thursday. Each night students will read a given passage for a timed one-minute to a parent, older sibling, etc. While the student is reading the listener will mark errors, total words read, and initial each night it’s completed. Homework will be given Monday and collected Friday for 5 points. Fluency homework will not be given on short weeks. Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with expression. Building fluency will allow the readers brain more time to comprehend and understand the text that is being read, instead of focusing on decoding the words.