Reading Investigations

Today’s reading investigation: Allegories Family Sharing: “What do you notice in these titles or book covers?” *Invite everyone to share. Discuss which books you would choose because of the book’s title or cover. Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and dateContinue reading “Reading Investigations”

Reading Investigations: Meet the Author

Today’s reading investigation: Meet the author/illustrator… Ted and Gloria Rand Family Sharing: “What could these stories be about?” *Invite everyone to share. Discuss which books you would choose. Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to haveContinue reading “Reading Investigations: Meet the Author”

Reading Investigations

Today’s reading investigation: Comprehension skills. In every avenue of life we are making meaning from symbols. Reading words is not the only way we make meaning (comprehension). Reading includes numbers, symbols, visual signs, verbal decoding, and guided touch. The above titles are chosen for this skill building discovery. Family Sharing: “What do you know aboutContinue reading “Reading Investigations”

Reading Investigations: Seasonal Poetry

Today’s reading investigation: Fall investigations. Once you have discussed what the titles above might be above, invite everyone to go to the EPIC reading link (provided above under the above slide). This could be a family investigation or an individual reading opportunity. Family Sharing: “What did you discover today about the fall season?” *Invite everyoneContinue reading “Reading Investigations: Seasonal Poetry”

Reading Investigations: Autobiographies

Today’s reading investigation: Autobiography about you… What are your thoughts for today? Materials: Gather your Family Learning Journal/paper, pencils, colored pencils, or crayons Discuss: Share the slide above. Let every one share what these titles have in common. Ask: “What do you think these books would tell us about these authors?” Let each family memberContinue reading “Reading Investigations: Autobiographies”

Reading Investigations: Book Series

Family Sharing: Hank the Cowdog has been a favorite series for many families. Whether used as a read-aloud in their homes or used as an audio on the road, this series brings strong characterization and delightfully humorous situations. Discuss: “Which books have we shared as a family read aloud did you like the best?” *InviteContinue reading “Reading Investigations: Book Series”

Reading Investigations

What Makes a “Good Fit” Book Choice? Tonight’s family learning touches on what makes a “Good Fit” book choice. Becoming an engaged life-long reader depends on your ability to choose books that are interesting, empowering, and impacting with personal connections. Family Sharing: “How do you choose a book you want to look at?” *Invite everyoneContinue reading “Reading Investigations”