The classroom read alouds in the Listening and Learning domain to help students increase their vocabulary and reading comprehension. Students hear stories within a common theme and identify elements that are similar in all the stories. In addition, they are exposed to higher level vocabulary and through repeated exposure they should gain a good understanding of most of these words and begin to use them in conversation and their writing. Try to use some of these words in your daily interactions with your child: charming, displeases, hesitate, astonish, curious, fortune, determined, constant.
Accelerated Reader Program
At this time, room 4 students are limited to taking tests on a specific set of books that I have in the classroom. This will allow them to become familiar with the process and the types of questions they need to answer. When their independent reading level is established, students will be assigned a range of book levels from which to choose their books. This range is called the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). It is a reading range for books that will challenge your child without causing frustration or loss of motivation. It’s important for children to read with a high level of comprehension within their ZPDs. As the year progresses, their ZPDs will be adjusted to match their growing reading skills.
- Presents information with appropriate facts and relevant descriptive details
- Expresses complete thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly