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When Should I Complete a Stop and Jot?

Posted by Mrs. O on September 22, 2014 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

When is it a good time to Stop, Think and Jot?  This is a question that many students have and parents do as well.  In order for you to be able to support your child, its important that you know when its a good time to Stop, Think and Jot.  These are some on the good times to do this.

1.  When a BIG moment or event happens! 

Ex.  The wolf blows the pig's house down.  Harry receives his letter to go to Hogworths.  Charlotte writes her first word in the web.

2.  When the story makes you wonder about something.

Ex. Why is Goldilocks wandering alone in the woods?  How did Harry get his scar?  Will Wilbur win a prize at the Fair?

3.  When the character shows a strong emotion.

Ex.  When August overhears Jack talking about him and he gets sick.  When Wilbur is sad because Charlotte dies.

4.  At the end of a chapter or book to retell or make predictions.

I hope this helps while you are reading at home.  Thanks!

How Many Books Should I be Reading?

Posted by Mrs. O on September 8, 2014 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

In order for our students to be great readers, we should be reading every day.  In order for us to do this well, its important that students are reading at their Independent Level and that they are reading at a good pace.  The following guidelines are a great way to see if you are reading at the right level and pace.

Levels A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J:  10 - 12 books per week (rereading at school and at home)

Level K:  8 - 10 books per week

Levels L, M:  4- 6 books per week

Levels N, O, P, Q:  2 - 4 books per week

Levels R, S, T:  1 - 3 books per week

Levels U, V, W, X, Y, Z:  50 - 70 pages per day