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Reading: Theme 1

Theme 1: Silly Stories

       Our first reading theme of the year is called Silly Stories. We will begin this unit in September. Over the next six weeks students will be reading a variety of fiction books with silly plots and/or characters. I have listed the stories we will be reading as a class below. I have also included the phonics skills we will be working on, along with the vocabulary words and comprehension skills and strategies. 
        In addition, there are links to other websites for both you and your child to explore. The websites will give you more information about our reading theme and ideas for extending your child's learning at home.  Please click on the story title for links.

September: Week One: Dragon Gets By     Listen to the story here.

September: Week Two: Julius      Listen to the story here.

September: Week Three: Mrs. Brown Went to Town      Listen to the story here.

September: Week Four George and Martha (Review Week)    

October: Week Five: Poetry

October: Week Six: Reteaching/ Extension Week

Comprehension Skills and Strategies For Theme 1:

These skills and strategies will be focused on throughout our 6 week unit using a variety of silly stories. 
        Sequencing: Beginning, Middle, End
        Fantasy Vs. Realism
        Monitor and Clarify: Use Clues from the Pictures, Reread, or Read Ahead If You Do Not Understand Something
        Make Predictions and Inferences:  Using Clues From the Story and Clues From Your Own Experiences