September 16 -20, 2019

Thank you to all parents who attended Back to School Night.  I have contacted my middle schools parents via phone or email.  If you did not hear from me check your contact information. 

I can be reached at tdoyle@upperdarbysd.org

Homework

The purpose of the weekly assignment is to increase fluency with repetitive practice of passages.  Read each night!

Click on the link below for this week's non-fiction passage:

 

Wild Horses Enriched Text

Wild Horses Decodable Text

 Vocabulary Word/meanings can be found on last page of the enriched text passage.  

 What is fluency?

Fluency is defined as the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression. In order to understand what they read, children must be able to read fluently whether they are reading aloud or silently. When reading aloud, fluent readers read in phrases and add intonation appropriately. Their reading is smooth and has expression. With the help of parents and teachers, kids can learn strategies to cope with fluency issues that affect his or her reading. Below are some tips and specific things to do.

 What can kids do to help themselves?

Track the words with your finger as a parent or teacher reads a passage aloud. Then you read it.

Have a parent read aloud to you. Then, match your voice to theirs.

Read your favorite books and poems over and over again. Practice getting smoother and reading with expression.

What can parents do to help at home?

Support and encourage your child. Realize that reading likely frustrates him or her.

Reading aloud and having your child match his voice to yours

Having your child practice reading the same list of words, phrase, or short passages several times

Reminding your child to pause between sentences and phrases

Read aloud to your child to provide an example of how fluent reading sounds.

Give your child books with predictable vocabulary and clear rhythmic patterns so the child can "hear" the sound of fluent reading as he or she reads the book aloud.

Use books on tapes; have the child follow along in the print copy.

Syllabus

Click on link below to access Wilson Steps 1 -12

Wilson Steps 1 - 12