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    The more you read, the more you know.
    The more you know, the smarter you grow.
    The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice
    When speaking your mind or making a choice.
     
     
     Parents:  Students are encouraged to borrow books from my classroom regularly! Your child selects his/her books on a "just right" reading level, so should be able to read independently from them.  You are encouraged to listen to the reading or ask your child to tell you about the book they've read.  If books are not read the day they're brought home, just send them back after they are read!  Primary grade level students borrow three books a night, more on weekends.  It's fine to tell a child an unknown word; remember some words just don't follow the rules, and can't be sounded out.  It's also so important to  read to your child from books that would be too difficult to be read on their own.  This enables children to hear and learn more complex vocabulary and to enjoy listening to a good story!  If you're looking for recommendations of what to read that is good quality literature and age appropriate, Jim Trelease's Read Aloud Handbook is a great resource. Please feel free to contact me for suggestions as well!
     
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