Today we had our first Reading test. In the days leading up to our test, we practiced answering comprehension questions together in class. We discussed the difference between "plain vanilla" answers versus answers rich with details. Hopefully the students took this to heart while working on their tests this morning.
To help the students during the test reminders were posted on the Smartboard. Although I orally stated these helpful hints before and during the test, some students benefit from a visual reminder.
How can you help your child at home?
-read the nightly chapters with your child
-ask one or two questions after reading each page
-discuss characters, setting, problem, and resolution
-review vocabulary a few minutes each night
-challenge your student to use their new vocabulary words in everyday conversation