Welcome Back to All Literacy Support and Read 180 Students!

Posted: September 23, 2015

Welcome Back to All Literacy Support and Read 180 Students and Parents!We've had a great start to the new school year 2015-16 so far with new changes and great things planned! As you may know, I'm the Literacy Support/Read 180 teacher! I am currently taking some students from various grades for Literacy Support and we have a half hour (30 min) support session to build and strengthen skills in reading and writing. I'm so excited to be working with your children! I have a request for parents every evening and that is to ensure that your child does all their homework that is assigned every evening, from both my class and their other subjects (homeroom class also).My homework USUALLY consists of a minimum of 20 minutes per night reading from the book that they take home from me (in the bag). I may also include on some days, extra items to be completed for the next day. I am asking all of you, parents and guardians, to guide your child through their homework, whether it is from me or from their classroom, by listening to them read their books and given attention to their other subject homework. As you may or may not know, a child that has an audience while reading aloud, gains better momentum, speed and reading fluency, rather than a child who has no attention while they are doing their assignments. This also provides lovely comforting parent/child time together, sitting and relaxing with a good book and great discussion about the book afterwards! I'm asking for you to give your children that much needed attention and time while they are reading out loud! They will appreciate it and the outcome will begin to strengthen towards becoming successful readers and writers. In their homework bag, they will have a book from my class and a homework sheet or reading log. I am asking parents to sign the homework sheets or initial the reading logs in the section where your child has finished reading! Thank you and I appreciate your support in your child's learning journey! Ms. EllisonLiteracy Support/Read 180Together we can build strong readers and writers! "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!"-Dr. Seuss