ASKING QUESTIONS

Good readers ask questions:

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  • While they read
  • After they read

Tips for Parents

Have your child ask questions when he/she reads a story. 

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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.

 

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DEVELOPING VOCABULARY

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.                                                                          

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RETELLING A STORY

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After reading a book, your child can retell the beginning, middle and end of a story.

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Include the names of characters

Include the important words in a story

 

 

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MAKING CONNECTIONS

Making connections helps your child understand a story.

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Tips for Parents

When your child reads a book, ask him to connect what he is reading to a personal experience or memory:

This book reminds me of …

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PREDICTIONS

Making predictions helps students read for meaning.

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When you read with your child ask:

What do you think will happen next in the story?

 

 

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READING HARD WORDS

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.

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ONE STORY A DAY

Tips for Parents

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Read a story to your child or tell a story from memory.

Storytelling can help your child:

  • Strengthen listening skills
  • Learn new vocabulary
  • Sequence events in order
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WELCOME TO GRADE 1 EAL!

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 (shenderson@unishanoi.org) or make an appointment to see me in my classroom.

Kind regards,

Ms. Sharon

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