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Reading

Reading Continuum

Using reading diagnostic tools, we assess students' current reading skills and determine where they are on a continuum of reading skills. These skills include:

  • Rhyming
  • Counting syllables
  • Identifying letters and their sounds
  • Blending sounds to make words
  • Phonics skills including vowel patterns and sounds
  • Reading fluency

All of these skills will help students become fluent readers. Our goal is to meet students where they are, create a program for personalized learning and help them grow into confident and proficient readers.

For some fun ways to support your child's learning, click on the headings below.

Accordion

Learning Letters

Help your children identify the letter names and sounds quickly with these games.

For each game you will need at least one set of letters. Just click on "letter cards" and you can print out as many copies as you need. Letter Cards Juegos de Letras

Letter Games

Letter BINGO Game

Sight Words

Help your students learn these sight words! Did you know that 67% of words students read in books come from these lists?

Kindergarten Sight Word Cards to use with games

First 100 Sight Words

Second 100 Sight Words

Third 100 Sight Words

These games will make learning the sight words fun!

How to Have Fun Learning Sight Words

Reading Fluency

When we talk about reading fluency in grades K-2, we are talking about your child’s ability to read out loud. Fluency is made up of 4 different parts: expression, phrasing, rate and accuracy. To learn more, read this.

Click here for some fun reading strategy cards to use with your child.

To help your child become a fluent reader, use these activities.

  • Read aloud to your child. When you read aloud with fluency you are modeling good reading to your child.
  • Allow your child to read books that are a bit too easy for them. In order to improve fluency your child must not have to spend too much energy figuring out hard words. If the book is easy for them, they can spend all of their efforts on reading with fluency.
  • Have your child read to a younger sibling, cousin, or friend. The more chances they have to read aloud the more fluent their reading will become.
  • Try doing a repeated reading. Give your child a short passage to read (even a few pages of a book) and time them reading it. Then, have your child reread that same passage (to themselves) several times. Finally, time you child reading that same passage again. Chances are you will see a big improvement in rate!

Websites with Reading Activities