Mary Vosler

Welcome to the webpage for parents of our Reading Support students!

***The Reading Support and ELL Curriculum Night will be Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 in the school library. Please join us to learn how you can help your child become a more proficient reader and how you can help at home. The parent and school connection is what makes the difference in our shared learners.

Reading Support is underway this year, since nothing is more important to a child’s success in school than reading. We will be busy choosing just-right books, and learning many reading strategies to enjoy books, including both fiction, nonfiction, poetry, narratives, and magazine and online articles.

To start the year off with good reading routines, make sure time for reading in the evenings is a family priority. Each classroom has expectations for home reading, and a student who is struggling with reading needs to be reading for fun and practice each night. Research proves that students who read at home each week do much better in school, as well as on standardized tests.

Reading aloud to your child is a wonderful and productive way to spend time together learning. While you are reading aloud and your child is listening, he or she is learning new vocabulary they will need as well as practicing many thinking skills, such as predicting, questioning, visualizing, inferring, and forming his or her own opinions. So even though a child can read, reading aloud to him is invaluable.

This fall, we will be emphasizing the first habit of Good Thinking: Asking Questions. Students will practice asking thoughtful questions before, during, and after reading. This promotes stronger engagement and comprehension.

Look for conference notes to come home in early October. I will try to conference along with your child’s teacher when possible, and am always available to conference with you separately in my room, Room 164, in the back hallway. I look very forward to meeting with you, and to work as your partner in helping your child be successful.

Thanks for checking out the Reading Support page!

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