Reading Resources


Dear Family Member:

Over the next few weeks we are starting a new reading unit. The following are introductions to the weeks ahead, along with new vocabulary words, high frequency words, new phonic sounds, and more!


Week 1: 9/25-10/1

This week our class will be focusing on ways in which friends get along with each other. Children will be reading stories about how friends share, take turns, and resolve conflicts, or problems, with one another.

Here are some activities you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we’ll be practicing.

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: friend, problem Have your child talk about the ways he or she solves a problem with a friend. Encourage your child to act out with you a solution to a problem he or she has experienced with a friend.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Word: the Have your child find the word the in the title of a favorite book. Then ask your child to write the word and use it in a sentence.

Category Words: feeling words Draw happy and sad faces on index cards. Ask questions and invite your child to hold up a feeling card that answers each question. Then draw more faces to show other feelings and make up questions to go with them.

Phonics: m Write words that begin or end with m on sticky notes. Have your child circle the m in each word, then find objects that begin/end with m and place a sticky note on them.

Comprehension: key details

Read the story, then have your child tell what detail in each picture shows how Pam and Sam are friends.

Week 2: 10/2-10/10

This week our class will be reading stories about baby animals and their families. Your child will also discover ways in which baby animals move, such as hopping, running, galloping, and crawling.

Here are some activities you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we’ll be practicing.

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: adventure, movement Have your child move like a bunny rabbit. Encourage your child to tell about an adventure he or she would have as a bunny.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Word: we With your finger, write the word we on your child’s back, then have him or her write we on your back. Write sentences using the word we and have your child underline it.

Category Words: family words Encourage your child to draw a picture of a family. Have him or her identify each member of the family. Then invite him or her to draw a favorite baby animal and its family.

Phonics: a Look for words in a book that begin with or have the letter a in them. Encourage your child to point to letter a and say: I see a! Then help your child sound out each word.

Comprehension: key details

Read a story about a pride, or family, of lions. Then have your child tell details about what each lion likes to do.

Week 3: 10/11-10/17

This week our class will be focusing on ways in which we use our five senses to hear, taste, touch, see, and smell. Children will read about how they can explore the world around them by using their senses.

Here are some activities you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we’ll be practicing.

Word Workout

  • Vocabulary: senses, explore Write terms for each of the five senses on index cards. Invite your child to explore your home by identifying things they see, hear, taste, touch, and smell. Record their findings on the cards.
  • My Words to Know

High-Frequency Word: see Write the word see on paper and have your child trace the word. Then play a game of “I See.”

Category Words: senses Ask questions about the senses. For example: What sense tells you that dinner is cooking? (smell)

Phonics: s Form an s with a piece of string. Then have your child form the letter. Look at a newspaper or magazine and ask your child to circle words that begin with the letter s. Make a list of those words and help your child read them.

Comprehension: key details

Read a story about a boy named Sal who uses his senses when he goes to the beach. Have your child draw a line from a sentence to the detail, or picture, that matches it.



******Students will be tested on the above information on Thursday, October 18, 2018*******