Mrs. Bloomstrand

 

Welcome to Title I Reading!

 

"Reading gives us someplace to go

when we have to stay where we are."

- Mason Cooley

 

 

Please note my email address has changed. If you need to email me, please email me at kasha.bloomstrand@fisherk12.org.

 

 

 

Tips for reading success:

 

1. Read regularly with your child.

2. Take turns choosing books.

3. Let your child participate by letting him/her turn the pages or fill in words he/she knows. 

4. Be playful. Use different voices for different characters.

 

 

While reading, your child may get stuck on a word. Here are some strategies you can have your child try:

 

*Look for little words in big words.

*Look for key words or picture clues.

*Look and listen for letter patterns.

*Ask them if it makes sense.

*Ask them if it sounds right.

*Backtrack. Read it again.

*Say the beginning sound and read the rest of the sentence.

*Skip it and go on.

 

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Tired of practicing letters and sight words the same way? Here are several fun ways to practice!

 

1. Play-Doh: Roll the play-doh up like a snake and have your child make the letter or word you say. Trace over it three times saying the letter(s). 

2. Sand: Place sand on a paper plate and have your child write the letter or word you say in the sand. Trace over it three times saying the letter(s).

3. White Board: Have your child write the letter or word you say on a whiteboard three times.

4. Sidewalk Chalk: Have your child write the letter or word you say on the sidewalk using chalk.

5. Cloudy Letters: Have your child write a letter or word on a piece of paper. Glue cotton balls on top of the letter(s). Trace the letter or word three times.

 

 

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Reading Websites

 

Read Live

http://readlive.readnaturally.com/fisher-grade-6546

 

 

Websites for Reading!

http://abcya.com/kindergarten_computers.htm

 

http://www.starfall.com/  

 

http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/family.cfm#gradek

 

 

Sight Word Practice

The following website has flashcards you can print off to use for sight word practice: 

http://bogglesworldesl.com/dolch/flashcards.htm

 

http://www.kizphonics.com/product-types/common-sight-words/

 

http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/grade_k_1/high_fre/hifreq1.htm

 

http://www.familylearning.org/uk/sight_word_games/html

 

http://www.fun4thebrain.com/English/popcornWords.html

 

http://www.abcya.com/dolch_sight_word_bingo.htm

 

 

 

Second Grade

http://www.smarttutor.com/free-resources/free-reading-lessons/second-grade-reading/

 

 

 

Wheel of Fortune:

http://www.slimekids.com/games/literacy-games/wheel-to-spin-plus.html