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Reading

Highland Park uses the Wonders program for reading instruction. This is a wonderful program that provides students with lots of opportunities to read multiple texts, have collaborative conversations about their reading, and respond to text by writing about their reading. Students are also able to access the program online at home! 

 

Reading Strategies! 

Kindergarten 

Alphabet letters ~ Find alphabet letters in your home, grocery store, while driving! Have your child tell you the name and sound those letters make. 

Reading~ Read to your child and have them read to you. Help them sound out unfamiliar words or tell them difficult words. Talk about how you know what a word is and where a sentence starts and stops. 

 

1st grade 

Phonics ~ Make a word bank at home. Build words that your child can sound out and add them to a list of words. Keep adding words that your child can sound out and words that they are able to read by sight. Your list will grow and grow! 

Reading ~ Have your child read to you at home every night. Take turns reading so your child can hear you read as well. Also, books on tape/CD/online are a great way for students to read along while they are listening to someone read. This helps them learn new words and how to become better readers! 

 

2nd grade 

Phonics ~ Sight word hunt~ Have your child go on a hunt for words! They can find words all around them and add them to a list to keep track of their findings. Help them learn how to chunk big words so they can sound them out on their own! 

Reading ~ Have your child read to you at home every night. Take turns reading so your child can hear you read as well. Also, books on tape/CD/online are a great way for students to read along while they are listening to someone read. This helps them learn new words and how to become better readers! 

 

3rd – 6th grade 

Reading ~ Have your child read books for fun and books that are challenging! They should be reading a wide variety of types of books, magazines, online materials, etc. Ask them questions about what they have read to help them remember what they are reading. 

If your child doesn’t really like reading, find graphic novels or books on topics they like and this will help them find the fun in reading!

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