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Language Arts

Language Arts

Read to Succeed!

Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood. -John Green

There are four overarching Language Arts standards that your student will be studying this year:

  • Oral Expression and Listening
  • Reading for All Purposes
  • Writing and Composition
  • Research and Reasoning.

All are incredibly important for students to master so that they can be successful communicators in their educations, careers, and personal lives.

One great way to support your child in their education is to encourage literacy. Your student should be reading 30 minutes a night. Right now this is in their independent reading book, which is a book they have chosen. Later in the year they may be reading a book for a literature circle or a whole class text.

A few ways you can encourage literacy are to:

  • Be supportive of and positive about reading, and remind them why it matters and how it will help them.
  • Remind them to read - set an alarm or a specific time of day when they should read.
  • Set a family literacy time where you all sit down to read, or read to each other.
  • Ask them to read you a little bit of their book.
  • Ask them questions about what they're reading. Some possibilities:
    • Why did you choose your book?
    • What has happened in it so far?
    • What has surprised you in it?
    •  What is your favorite part?
    • What frustrates you about your book?
    • What have you learned from it?
    • Who is your favorite/least favorite character? 

The more students read, the more they improve as readers, and that aids them in every area of their academics. If you want more ways to support your reader, please email or call me at any point.