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  • Set aside time for turning off the TV and reading and studying on a regular basis. Read the newspaper or a magazine. Talk together as a family and try learning new words each day/week. Make it a game: everyone could be assigned to find a new word in the dictionary and report on it to the family. Encourage your children to explain or talk about what they are reading. The entire family will benefit from increased literacy and critical thinking skills.
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    • 1.  
    • 2.
      • More than 8 million students in grades
      • 4 – 12 are struggling readers (US DOE 2008).
      • 40% of high school students cannot read well enough to benefit from their textbooks (NAEP).
      • In 2004 – 2005 a significant number of 8 th (27 % ) and 10 th (36%) graders did not meet reading standards.
    • 3.  
    • 4.
      • “ Those who read a lot will enhance their verbal intelligence; that is, reading will make them smarter .”
      • Cunningham and Stanovich, 1998
    • 5.
      • Motivate your children through personal example.
      • Encourage a strong vocabulary.
      • Be a good listener.
      • Play games such as Scrabble, Hangman, Clue, or Word Bingo
      • If you have access to a computer, encourage your children to research interests over the Internet.
      • Help your child set goals such as reading a set number of books per month.
      • Visit the library regularly.
      • Try books on tape.
      • Talk about what you are reading and invite your children to do the same.
    • 6.  
    • 7.
      • Help us build Hialeah Gardens High School’s own used book store!
      • Bring your used books and a one page summary of each book to your English/Reading teacher or to Mrs. Concepcion in room 3119 and receive 4 hours of community service.
    • 8.
      • Generation Dead
      • Gym Candy
      • Homeboyz
      • Life of Pi
      • Little Brother
      • Shark Girl
      • Shift
      • Suck It Up
      • Suite Scarlett
      • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
      • The Botany of Desire
      • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks: a novel
      • The Hunger Games
      • The Last Exit to Normal
      • The Market
      • Three Little Words: a memoir
      • Unwind
    • 9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks: a novel Homeboyz Suite Scarlett Three Little Words: a memoir Unwind The Hunger Games
    • 10.
      • Road-Map Book Report
      • Newsletter Book Report
      • Job Application
      • Re-writing a Book
      • Create an additional final chapter for the novel
      • Create a speech as a character from the novel
      • Concentration game
      • Resume Writing
      • Brochure
      • Top Ten Websites
    • 11.
      • Read two or more books from our Summer Reading List
      • Complete a creative book report on each book
      • Turn it in to your English teachers at the end of second
      • week of school
    • 12.
      • List three things you have learned today about how to help your child be a better reader.
      • List two questions you still have.
      • As a parent, what would you like more information about?
    • 13.
      • The Parent Academy
      • FCAT Explorer
      • Helping Your Child Series
      • Key Things Parents Can Do To Make Sure Their Children Are Prepared for the 21 st Century
      • Education News Parents Can Use
    • 14.
      • Key Things Parents Can Do To Make Sure Their Children Are Prepared for the 21 st Century
      • Education News Parents Can Use
      • Parent Network (Available in Spanish and Creole)
    • 15.
      • Carmen S. Concepcion, Reading Coach/Department Chair
      • [email_address]
      • Christine Rodriguez
      • [email_address]
      • School Phone: (305) 305-698-5000
      • Please call us regarding any questions about reading.