Language Arts

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As a parent/guardian, one of the most beneficial qualities you can instill in your child is a love for reading and learning. For kids who struggle to read, it is often time difficult to get them to read, so try setting aside a consistent time to read with them, and make it a positive experience. The following website has additional information for parents: http://www.readingrockets.org/audience/parents/ 
Check out the article Parent Tips: Reading With Your Child for more information and helpful tips for you and your child.

When helping your child (regardless of their age), it is important to remember the Five Essential Components of Reading. The components are Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. The following website explains each component in depth, as well as providing other information: http://www.k12reader.com/the-five-essential-components-of-reading/
All five components are necessary to read and understand text, so think about which area(s) your child struggles with, and try to find ways to support them while reading. 

If you would like educational games broken down by grade level, check out http://www.abcya.com/.

When reading, don't forget to discuss new vocabulary (even words you would assume they understand!) and ask questions along the way (i.e. character conflict/resolution, cause/effect, etc.). 

If there's a particular language arts topic you would like more information about, please contact your child's case manager and we would be happy to find additional resources!

Don't forget to check out the Independence Library website for access to Study Island, Tumble Books, BookFlix, and Brainpop! If you need the log-in info, we can send it home with your child.
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