Literacy Specialist: Jean Russell
Reading Club: Deb Leiendecker
Reading Club: Lara Stuteville
3,000 digital books available for free through the Indiana Department of Education
School Name: Hoosier Family of Readers, Indiana Department of Education
User Name: read
ABC Ya has free educational computer games and activities, organized by grade level, that provide an interactive way for children to learn literacy skills.
Use your usual username and password.
Tumble Books is an online collection of animated, "talking" picture books.
Use your usual username. Use your usual password, but add a 1 to the end.
Try these reading strategies when reading with your child at home!
When you are listening to your child read, and they get stuck on a word, sounding it out does not always work. Efficient readers do not sound words out letter by letter. Instead, they take big words apart and read in CHUNKS. For example, when working on the word remember, have your child find chunks they know, such as re-mem-ber, and then put them together.
So, the next time you are reading with your child, instead of telling them to, “sound it out,” ask them to, “find parts or chunks they know.” When theyhave figured the word out, have them reread that sentence to make sure it makes sense, and then keep going!