The last couple of days I have been working on getting ready for the first 6 weeks. The first thing I made was a Home Reading Log. I wanted to really keep track of what type of reading my little ones are going to be doing at home. So, I included a spot for the parents to mark which ways they read together and a spot to mark how well their little ones did at the retelling. Hopefully this will work!
They can mark:
E - Excellent Retelling
S - Satisfactory Retelling
D - Had Difficulty Retelling
There are 20 spots on the reading log to fill in. Once a student fills up a whole page they will get to place a sticker on an incentive pad that I will have displayed somewhere in the classroom. Once I can get in there to set up I will post pictures!!! Hopefully they finish waxing the floors soon. Eeek!
I also created a parent letter to introduce the home reading log. I tried to explain the different ways they can read together to stress that young readers become confident as readers and fluent by also listening to good readers read. They don't just have to read themselves.
You can get a copy of my Home Reading Log and Parent Letter here as a freebie!
Tell me what you think by leaving me a comment if you take my freebie! I always get excited knowing that other teachers are using my items!
Yours in Teaching,