PRACTICE!! PRACTICE!! PRACTICE!!
1. What is the homework?
Each day that a Corrective Reading lesson is completed, a practice reading sheet will be sent home with your child. This sheet requires you or a family member to complete this sheet with your child.
2. What do you do?
While timing your child for 1 minute, your child will read the practice sheet. As he/she is reading, you or a family member, count the number of errors your child makes while reading. Mark on the practice sheet where your child stopped after 1 minute.
3. Then what?
Count the total number of words your child read and then subtract the number of errors your child made. This will give the number of words your child read per minute.
Your child may read it more than one time. Please document under the reading passage the information requested. Then sign the practice sheet and send it back to school with your child the next day. :)
A 6th grader should be able to read approximately 170-180 words per minute. Your involvement is critical in making this happen for your child, if he/she is not already there.
4. Will the homework be graded?
Yes, the practice sheets will be graded.
5. What is the purpose of doing the practice sheet?
You and your child should see an increase in reading fluency, an increase in reading confidence, and more independent reading taking place. This will contribute to how your child feels about school and may help with motivation to do better/more in school. Not being able to read is such a frustrating experience and can be disabling at times. This process should help to relieve that concern.