Reading Workshop



Please be sure to encourage your student to Read, Read, Read! 
Practice certainly makes better.
*Visit your public library often.

*Encourage your child to check out books in our classroom library
*Discuss the books with your child-encourage your young reader to make connections, visualize, and  infer.  *They are learning these comprehension strategies in school.
*Read to and with your child often.Children are never too old to be read to!
Below I have a link to help you find books at your  child's appropriate reading level. 
We continue to work on many different reading strategies.We are beginning to work on wondering, questioning, and predicting.Have your child read for 20 minutes and ask about "I wonder..." questions he/she made while reading. 
What do Good Readers Do?
Good readers use many strategies to comprehend what they are reading. In our class students will be exposed to different types of literature. Therefore, it is essential that they use reading strategies to help them build their comprehension skills.
Predict : As you are reading try to figure out what is going to happen next. Use text to help you decide what will happen next-confirm as you read.
Clarify : Ask questions, reread, restate and visualize to make text more comprehensible.
Use Context Clues : Use words surrounding unknown word to determine its meaning.
Draw Conclusions : Use written or visual cues to figure out something that is not directly stated.
Infer: Give a logical guess based on the facts or evidence presented using prior knowledge to help "read between the lines".
Restate : Retell, shorten, or summarizes the meaning of the story in your own words.
Set a Purpose : Ask yourself “Why am I reading this?” Are you reading for enjoyment or information.
Monitor/Clarify : Ask yourself if what your reading makes sense. If you don't understand something, reread, look at the illustrations, or read ahead.
Question : Ask yourself questions about important ideas in the story. If you cannot answer these questions reread and search for the answers in the text.
Evaluate : Think about how the author made you feel while reading the story and form your own opinion about what you read.
Summarize: Organize and restate information, usually in written form. Think about the events in the story and the order in which they occur.

In Reading this quarter, fifth graders will be reading to be informed, reading poetry and learning comprehension strategies.
By the end of the second quarter, we will be able to successfully answer these essential questions:
  • How does the literature web help analyze an author’s writing?
  • How can using a literature web help prepare you for participating in a discussion?
  • How does knowing the types of questions help me locate the answers to them?
  • How does setting a purpose before I read help me remember what I read?
  • How can using strategies help me understand what I read?
  • What is it important for me to evaluate what I read?

Use these links to practice the skills we will learn in class:

Drawing Conclusions - Read the story and choose correct answer
BeesThe Happy Monkey - Practice reading comprehension skills
Fifth Grade Reading - Read the introduction and the passage that follows. Then read each question and mark the circle next to the correct answer.
Hundreds of Poems
Ideas for Writing and Revising Poems
Rhyming Dictionary