Mrs. Marshall-Brunt: Reading Assistant

Mrs. Brunt's Reading  Page A Is For Apple.png

Hi SRS Families;
I am Mrs. Brunt, the Literacy Assistant at Southampton Road School for Grades 1-4.  I provide skill based instruction for students that need extra support for reading and comprehension. 
Below, I have put together some activities to support your child's reading in order to keep them moving forward until we meet again !

I will try to update my page once a week with new fun activities to keep you motivated.

April 27-May 1st:

1st Grade: 

Practice your short vowel sounds. (a,e,i,o,u) Make a list of items around the house that have short vowel sounds in them. Ex: cat, dog, etc. 
Practice your RED words: the, to,have,said,of, and was. Write some sentences using these words. Remember to use your punctuation at the end. 
Period (.)=telling thought.
Question mark (?)= asking a question, which requires an answer.
Explanation mark (!)= shows strong emotion or feeling. 
Apostrophe s('s)= when showing ownership. (Tim's cat.)
2nd Grade:
Practice your beginning blends such as br,fr,tr,cr,dr,pr,gr,thr & shr. See if you can make a list of 10 words using each of the blends. 
Practice using your RED words in a sentence. Pick 5 words and write a sentence using each. Try to use more than one RED word in each sentence as an extra challenge.
The,to,have,said,of,was,you,what,are,put,could,should,would,they & your.
Remember your punctuation.
Question mark (?)= asking a question, which requires an answer.
Explanation mark (!)= shows strong emotion or feeling. 
Apostrophe s('s)= when showing ownership. (Tim's cat.)
Comma(,)=to separate a list .
READ, READ, READ whatever interests you. Practice reading out loud to an adult to build your fluency and vocabulary. Have an adult ask you questions about what you have read to build comprehension.
3rd & 4th Grade:
Read for fluency and comprehension. Remember, when you come to a new word, look it up for the meaning. Try using that new word in a sentence for further understanding . Write that word down to see how many new words you come across.  Most importantly, pick a book you will enjoy and have interest in. Make your reading time pleasurable and not a chore.  

**4th Grade bonus challenge:**
The following words all begin with silent letters. What's the second thing they have in common?
AISLE         KNOT       WHOLE 
HOUR        SCENT     WRESTED

E-mail me with your answers....h.marshall-brunt@schoolsofwestfield.org


Please take a look at my activities below to practice important skills. There also is a timed fluency practice for each grade, which an adult can participate in too. Give it a try ! The kids love doing these.

I look forward to seeing you all again soon ! Please e-mail me at h.marshall-brunt@schoolsofwestfield.org with any questions or just to say HI ! I would love pictures too...
 
Also take a look at Ms. Obertz web page. She also has some great activities to share.