Mrs. Bloomstrand


Welcome to Title I Reading!


"Reading gives us someplace to go

when we have to stay where we are."

- Mason Cooley



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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.



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.





Reading Websites


Read Live



Websites for Reading!



Sight Word Practice

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




Second Grade




Wheel of Fortune: