We’re officially starting tomorrow: Ready, Set, Read….
Tuesday I’ll take time to finish up giving instructions for the challenge and to ensure students understand the instructions. *If your child is unclear after Tuesday – please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Each student will be encouraged to read books at their ‘just right’ reading level and I will take time weekly to check in with students about what they’re reading and how it’s going.
Today your child is bringing home a sheet in their planners titled:
Encouraging Words (see above). Please take the time to read a little about the challenge here and then to write your child a ‘letter of encouragement’ as they being their reading. Please encourage your child to bring the letter you’ve written back to school either Tuesday (tomorrow) or Friday to insert into their reading journal.
Students will be introduced to a variety of different genres that they might select books in the coming weeks (see genre overview chart)
As your child reads they’ll also be filling out a ‘weekly schedule’ (see above) as well as completing other activities related to their reading. I will be sending home more information as we get started.
Mrs. Lariviere and Mrs. Kelland our library clerk are also supporting this challenge and together we’ll support students with in-class reading time as well as support in the library with book selection.
Every day we’ll have a silent reading period for a minimum of 30 minutes when your child can read for the ’40 books challenge’. ***If your child wishes to also read at home; that would be a wonderful bonus!
I’ll also be challenging myself to read 40 books as well as modelling and teaching lessons related to the challenge in the coming weeks.