For Parents and Teachers
Supporting Your Young Reader!!!
Read! Read! Read! At least the opportunity of visualiz- through the book before
that’s what I say to all new ing what they think a char- reading it out loud to them!
June 4th, 2010
parents I meet! Parents acter looks like or what a You just may be surprised
ask me, “why is it so impor- particular place may be like! once or twice!
Volume 1, Issue 1
tant for me to read to my Let their imagination run!
children?” My response is, So you may be wondering Step three, read with your
“Well, it’s simple way to how you can play a suppor- child in a comfortable set-
support your child’s educa- tive role in your child’s lan- Special points of in-
ting! After careful censor-
tional needs and it’s simply guage development. Simply ship, allow your child to pick terest:
fun! begin by taking the time to from your book selections Supporting Your Young
Reading to your children read to your child before and have them choose a Reader!
will aid in your child’s lingual bed time and any other comfortable spot to read! Tips from Respected
development making it eas- time they may ask you to There’s nothing better than Authors!
ier for your child to learn. read them a good book! reading a good book with
Step one, make the time! Useful Websites for
Reading not only aids in your child in a comfy spot!
Parents and Teachers!
your child’s development,
but it opens many imagina- Great Book Resources
Step two, be cautious of
tive worlds for them. Chil- what you allow your young
dren are more visual than reader to read! Although
we may think and for this Inside this issue:
books may seem harmless,
reason we should give them take the time to browse Fun Quotes! 2
Useful Websites! 2
Fun Summer Reads!!!
More Resources! 2
Need some book ideas for sum- 2. Caramba: Mari-Louise Gay: A cat 5. A Mother’s Journey: Sandra
discovers his own talent and accepts Markle: This book goes through a Summer Reading! 3
mer reads! Go by this list of
that being different is okay!: Teacher
book reviews to see what your penguin’s journey.: Teachers can
can use this book for a social justice
child may be interested in! use this to teach their students
lesson! Critiquing at it’s 3
about penguins and use this book
1. About Mammals : Cathryn Sill: 3. 7x9=Trouble: G. Brian Karas: A
for a science lesson!
A guide for children regarding young boy success in learning his
mammals: Teacher can use this times tables.: Teachers can use this 6. Amelia and Eleanor Go For A Fun Summer Reads 3
book for younger readers as a book as an AR book! Ride: Pam Muñoz Ryan: A story Continued
book aloud ! 4. A Nonny Mouse Writes Again!: about an adventure Amelia
Jack Prelutsky: A book of children’s Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt From the Author! 4
poems: Teachers can use this in a went on via an airplane!: Teach-
language arts rhyming lesson! ers can use this book in a social
Fun Quotes from Famous Authors!!!
**“A person who won't read has no **"To learn to read is to light a
advantage over one who can't read.” fire; every syllable that is spelled
-Mark Twain out is a spark."
— Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
**"Once you learn to read, you will
be forever free."
**"The more that you read, the
more things you will know. The more
you learn, the more places you'll
**"Children are made readers on
go." — Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read
the laps of their parents."
With My Eyes Shut!"
**"Wear the old coat and buy the
new book." — Austin Phelps
ing IS rocket
**"Children are made readers on
the laps of their parents."
— Louisa Moats
Useful Websites for Parents and Teachers!!!
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/ ~Book Units: This website gives teachers
parents.htm : This is a website de- creative unit ideas and includes already
thought up activities, printable questions
signed to lead parents to many
and on-line questions!
other helpful websites to help their http://www.mce.k12tn.net/units/
children read! units_with_book.htm
~Scholastic: Using this website, teachers
are able to purchase books for their
readingaloud/default.mspx : This classroom libraries!
website helps parents with read http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/
Resources for Parents!!!
There really are a limitless amount of their child/children are viewing on
resources for parents to choose from the internet, but keep an eye out for
regarding their children’s reading re- some really great websites such as
sources! Let me begin by suggesting scholastic.com! Last but not least,
the most obvious yet often forgotten, don’t feel afraid to refer to parenting
the library! There are so many books articles and magazines for some
and genres for children to choose clever ways to keep your children en-
from! Another resource parents can gaged in new challenging reading
resort to is that of the internet. Par- material!
ents need to always be aware of what
Page 2 Readers Corner!!!
Encourage Summer Reading!!!
Summer begins with a smash and the If you have older children, host a
end of the year ends with a bang! But book club get-together at your home!
parents and teachers, don’t forget to Your kids will love the company of
challenge your students and children their friends! Make some home made
to read this summer! Constantly lan- goodies and your children and create
guage is always developing, there’s some unforgettable memories for
really to cut reading a break! Remem- your children in the comfort of your
ber, reading keeps the mind sharp! home!
Hit the library and get books your
children like! If you’re a parent have
your children sit in on a read aloud at
the library. And if you’re a teacher
provide your students with a fun se-
lection list of reading in their take
home folder the last day of school!
Critiquing at it’s Best!!!
Do wish your stu- Visit the following weblink: Print out the 2010
dents and children http://printables.scholastic.com/print Summer Challenge
to be critical think- ables/detail/?id=42436&ESP=PRT/ib/ Book Review
ers and critiques at 2010/acq/deeplink/ Worksheet and
their best! Have watch your students and/or children
your children become critical of their reads! Your
choose a book they children and students will be critically
enjoy reading and have them talk thinking and you’ll be amazed at their
about their likes and dislikes of that responses! Enjoy learning about your
reading. students thinking process!
Fun Summer Reads!!! (Continued from bottom of page 1)
7. My Brother Martin: Christine King book as part of a read aloud for older Silverstein: A book of humorous po-
Farris: A story written from Martin children. ems regarding different topics!:
Luther King Jr.’s sister’s point of view 9. A Faraway Island: Annika Thor: A Teachers can use this book for a lan-
about her brother. : Teachers can use story about parents who send two guage lesson about learning how to
this book for a social studies lesson! young girls to Sweden in an attempt write a poem!
8. Braine the Brave: Cornelia Funke: A to escape from the Nazis.: Teachers
story about a girl who just about to can use this book for a literature
turn twelve and dreams of becoming a book report covering actual social
knight. Her wish comes true and must studies events.
face her fears.: Teachers can use this 10. A Light in the Attic: Shel
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~ Sources ~
Reading Rockets Website retrieved June 2nd, 2010 from
Internet for Classrooms website retrieved May 15th, 2010
Reading Alound Website retrieved May 27th, 2010 from
ren’s Lit b
Vis it my Child Picture of Schnauzer retrieved from website June 2nd, 2010
the web!! from
A Few Words From The Author!!
Hello Readers! My name is Silvia
Vetrovsky, I am 26 years old and am Special Thanks!!
currently a full time Elementary Edu- I would like to give all my readers a
cation candidate at Edison State warm heartfelt thank you for being
College! I have a dog named Chloe faithful readers of my newsletters! I
and I love to cook! love hearing from all of you and love
Why be a teacher you may ask? Well, all the new ideas you give me. You
you see, I decided I wanted to be a inspire me and my work reflects your
teacher because one of my favorite support!
hobbies is reading! I not only love to
read, but I also love children and Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
their imaginative worlds, so I decided
to take flight as an educator and
begin a career that would make a dif-
ference in children’s lives.
Some of my favorite children’s book
authors include Theodore Suess
Geisel, Shel Silverstein, and RL Stein!