It is an expectation that each student have a silent reading book, at their reading level, in class every day. Students should also be reading at home for a minimum of 15 minutes each night. Students may read to themselves, a parent, a sibling, or be read to by an enthusiastic reader! Reading materials can vary from books to magazines to newspaper articles and more.
Please scroll below for links to information about the skills and concepts we will be exploring in our Storytown reading series including weekly study guides, Language Arts websites for information and skill practice, and a look at what I'm reading now.
In combination with novel studies throughout the year, most weeks we will be working with a short story from the Harcourt Storytown Reading book. Each story will focus on a specific skill and has accompanying vocabulary. We also focus on various themes in our text; five stories accompany each theme.
All of our stories are available to read online, as a student eBook, from the publisher at the image link below, which is helpful if your child is absent, or to read and review the story with your child at home: Please log in using your child's username and password.
Lesson Study Guides for Storytown
The study guides below contain the key reading, grammar, writing, and spelling concepts; as well as the spelling list and challenge words we will be exploring each week. Copies of each guide will be sent home on Monday each week, and students will typically have a reading/grammar/spelling test at the end of each week.
IXL Language Arts: great for practicing the grammar skills we are working on throughout the year! Your child's username and password are in his or her assignment notebook
Spelling City: This is a great website for practicing your child's weekly spelling words through games and other activities. Lists for each of our Storytown lessons can be found on my teacher page on this site.
<span style="color: #382110">my read shelf:</span><br/><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/53696201?shelf=read" title="Emily's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)"><img border="0" alt="Emily's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)" src="https://www.goodreads.com/images/badge/badge1.jpg"></a>