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Your child has been selected to participate in a literacy support program.  

1.  It would be advantageous if you could spend 20-30 minutes reading and discussing books from your child's "Bag of Books", books from the library and/or your home, and stories read on www.raz-kids.com.  Your child has been given his/her own "Bag of Books".  These books are leveled, and selected to meet your child's independent reading ability. (Books will be added/removed each week.)  Please remind your child to take care of these materials, as they are being borrowed from the school.  Your child will also need to remember to bring his/her "Bag of Books" to and from school each day.

2.  There is also a reading log that needs to be completed by your child and a parent each night to ensure daily reading is happening.   It is important to note that the back of the reading log will also need to be completed.  The reverse side of the reading log contains a comprehension task.  Both sides of the reading log are due on Fridays.

3.  Lastly, please spend some time reviewing the contents of your child's "Reader's Notebook" as often as possible.   It contains helpful reading strategies, suggested types of questions for you to ask your child before, during, and after reading a story together, and word lists and/or phrases that will need further reinforcement.

teacher reading to kidsThank you for your support and cooperation.  I look forward to working with you and your child.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me using the information on the "Home" page of my web site.