• Mrs. Balsamo, Reading Specialist

         Mrs. Balsamo, 6th Grade

    • Dear Parents,

      I would like to welcome your child to my reading intervention groups. I will be working with your child to help them grow into proficient, fluent and inquisitive readers that enjoy reading.  I will collect reading data on them as well to make sure they are making progress.

      During his/her time with me, your child will be taught targeted skills to help improve their reading skills.  I will keep you informed of your child’s progress throughout the time I see them.

      You can continue to support your child at home by doing any of the following simple and free activities:

      • Read to your child often. You can read books above their reading level so they can grow comprehension skills.
      • Have your child read to you at their independent level. Great times for having children read is while you are making dinner or in the car.
      • Read aloud directions on video games, recipes, menus or signs
      • Write emails, texts or letters to friends or relatives.
      • Play rhyming games in the car, in the grocery store, waiting in line etc. Adult says a word and the child gives a rhyming pair.  Or give your child two words and ask if they rhyme.
      • Buddy read- child reads one page and the adult reads the next page.
      • When your child is finished reading a story have them tell you the characters, main idea, problem and solution. 

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