Non-Fiction Books

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When your child encounters a difficult word in a non-fiction book, he can ask himself these questions.

1. Does the book tell what the word means?

2. Does the rest of the page help?

3. Do the pictures help?

4. Is there a glossary?

5. If you still do not know, ask for help.



Good readers ask for the meaning of unknown words.

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When your child is reading a book, remind him that good readers ask for the meaning of words they do not know.                                                                          

What is greedy?


Good readers use strategies to read hard words.

Your child has been learning these strategies.

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Tips for Parents

When your child reads his/her Take Home book, do not tell your child a hard word. Let your child try some strategies. You can help your child after he/she has
tried them.


Dear First Grade Families,

Welcome to the 2017 – 2018 school year!

My name is Sharon Henderson and I will be your child’s EAL teacher in Grade One. I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting year with your child. If you ever have any questions or concerns, please contact me by email ( or make an appointment to see me in my classroom.

Kind regards,

Ms. Sharon