AR Testing and Echo Reading
The last day for AR testing is this Thursday. We will still give class tests occasionally. When I read a book a few times to the whole class and then Ms. Cayla tests the whole class. Please use the Renaissance Home Connect paper and log in so you can see all your child’s test scores. If you are having problems using the Renaissance Home Connect, try using firefox instead of google, or typing in the address. If you have any questions please let me know.
We will begin an exciting “learn to read” program using a very effective reading technique called “Echo”. First, you will read the whole book to your child while pointing to the words. Next, You will read one page while pointing to the words and have your child read the same page repeating or echoing you. On the third time, your child will try to read the book to you. Please have your child try to point to the words they are reading. It's fine if they substitute words or miss some words. Please be supportive and encouraging. Please use words like “keep trying or you can do it” instead of words like “no or that’s not right”. We want children to love to read and want to learn. Please send books back every day. Please write the title of the book down so we know you read the book with your child. Your child will read the book with us every day. We will not give any tests on these books. This is a fun and easy way to teach a child to read. Children are always so excited to read to us. Please continue to read to your child every day because studies have shown that is the number one way children learn how to read.