How You Can Help at Home: Each night, your child should read at least one book from their reading bag. Sight words should also be practiced daily. We shop for new books every Monday. Sight words are assessed every other week. 

     How to Help Your Child Solve Tricky Words - 
    Decoding Prompts 
     Look at the picture for help 
     Get your lips ready to say the word - (say the first sound in the word)
     Stretch the word out  (say each sound and then put them together slowly)
     Try another vowel sound if the first one doesn't sound right 
     Find the little word inside the big word 
     After You Read You Can...
     Retell the story (who is in the story, where the story takes place, order of events, problem, solution, etc.)
     Post-it how the book makes you feel (draw smiley face for happy, sad face for sad, etc.) 
    Post-it your favorite part in the book and talk about why it is your favorite part 
     Act out the story 
     Go on a sight word hunt 
     Make a connection to your own life "This reminds me of..." 
     Re-read the book to gain more fluency