Read nightly for a minimum of 20 minutes and review sight words (sight words of the week are located under "Sight Words" tab.


1. Read every night and record the title in agenda. Reading is part of homework and is graded.

2. Review sight words nightly.

3. Math homework will be given according to the pacing of the Investigations math program and by student needs.

Questions to ask your child
while reading at home…

Fiction Books:

  • Who is the main character in the story?
  • Where did the story take place?
  • What was the problem in the story?
  • How was the problem solved?
  • What is the story mostly about?
  • How did the character feel when . . .?
  • What would you have done if you were him or her? Why?
  • What do you think would happen if . . . . ?
  • What prediction can you make now?
  • Why do you think that . . . ?
  • Were you surprise or not by the actions of _ in the story?
  • Now that you know , what can you conclude about ?
  • Identify a word that best describes in the story. Why did you choose this word?
  • Can you retell the story in a few sentences?
  • What genre is this story?
  • How does the author convince you of . . . ?
  • How does the author make this story interesting?
  • Using context clues, can you determine what _ means in the story?
  • Where there any hard words that you came across? If so, what were they?
  • Can you relate to the character in any way?
  • Did the author use any strong describing words that helped you to paint a picture in your mind of what was happening in the story?
  • Do you have any unanswered questions about what you read?
  • How does this story relate to another story that you’ve read?

Questions to ask your child
while reading at home…

Non-fiction Books:

  • What is this book mainly about?
  • What is something that you learned?
  • Did you come across any difficult words? If so, what were they?
  • Can you use the glossary to help you with the meaning of those words?
  • Using context clues, could you figure out what _ means in this sentence?
  • Does the book have headings? Why are these headings important to this book?
  • Were there any words in bold print? If so, what were they and how are they important?
  • In the book, what are . . . ?
  • The main purpose of this picture (diagram, table, graph, etc.) is to show . . .
  • In the book, what are . . . ?
  • How does . . . ?
  • If you wanted additional information about _, which source would be best?
  • What can you conclude about _?
  • Why did the author write this book? How does it help you?
  • Why is the text organized this way for the readers?
  • Why does the author include information about . . ?
  • What can you conclude after reading this book?
  • Imagine that . . ., what would you do or how would you react?
  • How does this book relate to another book that you’ve read?
  • Do you have any questions after reading this book?