Summer Reading - Parents

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Summer Reading - Parents

  1. 2. <ul><li>More than 8 million students in grades </li></ul><ul><li>4 – 12 are struggling readers (US DOE 2008). </li></ul><ul><li>40% of high school students cannot read well enough to benefit from their textbooks (NAEP). </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004 – 2005 a significant number of 8 th (27 % ) and 10 th (36%) graders did not meet reading standards. </li></ul>
  2. 4. <ul><li>“ Those who read a lot will enhance their verbal intelligence; that is, reading will make them smarter .” </li></ul><ul><li>Cunningham and Stanovich, 1998 </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>Motivate your children through personal example. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage a strong vocabulary. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a good listener. </li></ul><ul><li>Play games such as Scrabble, Hangman, Clue, or Word Bingo </li></ul><ul><li>If you have access to a computer, encourage your children to research interests over the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Help your child set goals such as reading a set number of books per month. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the library regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Try books on tape. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about what you are reading and invite your children to do the same. </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>Help us build Hialeah Gardens High School’s own used book store! </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>Generation Dead </li></ul><ul><li>Gym Candy </li></ul><ul><li>Homeboyz </li></ul><ul><li>Life of Pi </li></ul><ul><li>Little Brother </li></ul><ul><li>Shark Girl </li></ul><ul><li>Shift </li></ul><ul><li>Suck It Up </li></ul><ul><li>Suite Scarlett </li></ul><ul><li>The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian </li></ul><ul><li>The Botany of Desire </li></ul><ul><li>The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks: a novel </li></ul><ul><li>The Hunger Games </li></ul><ul><li>The Last Exit to Normal </li></ul><ul><li>The Market </li></ul><ul><li>Three Little Words: a memoir </li></ul><ul><li>Unwind </li></ul>
  6. 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
  7. 10. <ul><li>Road-Map Book Report </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter Book Report </li></ul><ul><li>Job Application </li></ul><ul><li>Re-writing a Book </li></ul><ul><li>Create an additional final chapter for the novel </li></ul><ul><li>Create a speech as a character from the novel </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration game </li></ul><ul><li>Resume Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Top Ten Websites </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Read two or more books from our Summer Reading List </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a creative book report on each book </li></ul><ul><li>Turn it in to your English teachers at the end of second </li></ul><ul><li>week of school </li></ul>[email_address] http://mrscreadingstrategies.blogspot.com/
  9. 12. <ul><li>List three things you have learned today about how to help your child be a better reader. </li></ul><ul><li>List two questions you still have. </li></ul><ul><li>As a parent, what would you like more information about? </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>The Parent Academy </li></ul><ul><li>http://theparentacademy.dadeschools.net/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>FCAT Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>www.fcatexplorer.com/home.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Helping Your Child Series </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/hyc.html </li></ul><ul><li>Key Things Parents Can Do To Make Sure Their Children Are Prepared for the 21 st Century </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/prepared.html </li></ul><ul><li>Education News Parents Can Use </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ed.gov/news/av/video/edtv/brochure.pdf </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>Key Things Parents Can Do To Make Sure Their Children Are Prepared for the 21 st Century </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/involve/prepared.html </li></ul><ul><li>Education News Parents Can Use </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ed.gov/news/av/video/edtv/brochure.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Network (Available in Spanish and Creole) </li></ul><ul><li>https://www.fcatparentnetwork.com/welcome.do </li></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li>Carmen S. Concepcion, Reading Coach/Department Chair </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Christine Rodriguez </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>School Phone: (305) 305-698-5000 </li></ul><ul><li>Please call us regarding any questions about reading. </li></ul>

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