Reading Skills and Strategies:  Unit 6-Week 3

The  Park Bench

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1.  Comprehension Skill:  Cause/Effect When reading books with your child, ask him/her to identify the cause and effect relationships in the story.  Sometimes, give the cause and ask your child to tell you what happened because of that.  Sometimes, give the effect and ask your child to tell what caused that thing to happen.

2.  Phonics: "igh"and "y" (long I sound) and Possessives. Your child should be able to read and recognize and blend simple words with the "igh"  or the "y" sounds.  Do activities to practice, such as, you saying a word and your child writing it or using letter cards to make it.  Or, you write or make words and have your child read them to you.  You or your child could also write simple sentences using the high-frequency words he/she knows and "igh" and "y" words. Have your child read the sentences to you.  Your child should be able to read these words quickly and easily.  Practice these examples:  sigh, high, tight, night, light, fright, sight, bright, right, fight, my, sky, fly, cry, by, try, dry, etc.

3.  Vocabulary:  High Frequency Words (then, give)  Make flashcards to practice and keep to make a set all year.  Continue reviewing all words throughout the year.  Use letter cards and have you child spell the words.  Have your child write or use them orally in sentences.  Cheer the spellings of each word. Always look for them when you are reading together.

    Story Words (children, adults, people, baby, friends, worker)  Find the words in the story.  Your child could write simple sentences using the words.  Or you could write sentences and have your child read them to you.


4.  Grammar:  plurals Adding an "s" to a noun changes it's meaning.  It now means there are more than one of something.  Find the plural nouns.

    The trees blew in the wind.

My pencils are not sharp.

Please show the chicks to the farmer.

The plates and napkins are on the table.

She dropped her papers on the floor.