Saturday, June 5, 2010

1st Grade Reading

After we have finish "The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Reading" we will use that time for the 20-30m morning reading:
  • 20-30 minutes of reading during school-time; books will be in relation to what we are studying in history, biographies, myths, fairy tales, poems and novels that are above Katie's reading level; narrations 2-4 times a week
  • 30 minutes of "fun" reading in the evenings - books at or below reading level
Katie will be reading on her own for about an hour a day using the schedule above.  Then we will also be reading to her during parent-reading time.  My husband has decided to read the classics list to Katie this year and I will be reading the library books that are too hard for her to read; most will correlate with our history/biography studies.

With Katie's assigned reading, she will also give me narrations of what she read in two to four sentences.  We plan on doing the narration 2-4 times a week for reading assignments, since we are already doing narrations for history and science. 

For parent-read alouds, currently my husband is reading the complete, unabridged "Chronicles of Narnia" to Katie.  The whole series consists of 7 books.  Then they will move on to the next classic that we have on Katie's 1st Grade classics reading list.

We will also be practicing reading for fluency once a week using "McGuffey's Third Eclectic Reader".

Audiobooks are playing everyday - when Katie cleans her room, when she plays and if she chooses, during her quiet time as well. 

Memorization will consist of about 8 poems for the year and 2 history lists - pharaohs of Egypt and the first twenty emperors of Rome.

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