• Reading Practice

    One of the most effective ways you can help your child become a better reader is to sit and read with them every night! Select an appropriate book for your child to read based on their skill level. The book should contain some words they do not know. If you are unsure of your child's skill level, ask their teacher for help. For twenty minutes a day, sit with your child and listen to them read. When they they commit a reading error or hesitate on a word for longer than 5 seconds, correct your child and have them continue reading.

     

    Listening Passage Preview

    This method is great for kids who are apprehensive about reading. First, read a page aloud to your child while they follow along. Then have your child read the same page. This allows your child to hear what a fluid reading should sound like and gives them confidence to do the same! Select an appropriate book for your child to read based on their skill level. The book should contain some words they do not know. If you are unsure of your child's skill level, ask their teacher for help.

     

    Error Word Drill

    Select an appropriate book for your child to read based on their skill level. The book should contain some words they do not know. If you are unsure of your child's skill level ask their teacher for help. For fifteen minutes a day, sit with your child and listen to them read. While the child is reading, write any errors they make or any words they had to be supplied with on an index card. After they are done reading, practice these difficult words with them.

     

    Reading practice, listening passage preview, and error word drill techniques retrieved from InterventionCentral.org

     

    Lexia

    Wichita Public Schools has purchased Lexia Core5 , an online, fun computer-based program that has helped millions of students. The activities in Core5 support and build on our classroom curriculum and focus on developing reading skills in six areas: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocab-ulary, and comprehension.

     

    1. Click on "Lexia"

    2. Enter "student ID number" for the user ID

    3. Enter student's 4 digit birthdate for the password

    4. Click "Go"

    5. Select the Lexia Icon

     

    You can get your child's student number through ParentVUE (student information/pupil #) or from his or her teacher

     

    **If you want to bookmark this link, students will need to log on before they can save it to their favorites**

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