Thursday, September 8, 2011

Reading Test Tomorrow

Each child should have brought home a reading book tonight.  Please take some time this evening to read Dragon Gets By with your child.  Ask him or her questions about it. 
What happened at the beginning, middle, and end?
 How did Dragon feel when he got home from the store? 
Did Dragon make healthy choices when he went shopping?

Talk about the vocabulary and make sure that they understand the meanings of the words.  The vocabulary quiz will be filling in sentences using the correct vocabulary word.  There will be a word bank of the page for the students to use.  I stressed to the children today that I expect them to spell all the words correctly because they are right there on the page and I do take half off for incorrect spelling.

Quiz your child on their spelling words, especially the words was, picnic and scratch.
Tomorrow they will have a quiz on nouns.  They will read sentences and circle the nouns in each sentence.  You could have them practice that with any book they have.

If your child writes using both uppercase and lowercase letters practice using just lowercase when writing words and talking about the appropriate times to use uppercase (at the beginnings of sentences and proper nouns.) 

And above all get a good nights sleep and eat a healthy breakfast!  Please remember to bring the reading book back tomorrow for the test.  Students are allowed to use the story during the test.

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