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Elementary (PS-6)


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Ways to Read With Your Child

 Before you read...

  1.  Start with a book.

  2.  Look at and discuss the book cover.

  3.  Read and discuss the title of the book.

  4.  Do a quick picture walk.

  5.  Predict what the story might be about.  

  While you read...

  1.  Read the book TO your child.

  2.  Echo read the book WITH your child.

             Echo read = Parent and student read the words out loud together as the child sets the speed.  

  3.  Have the child read the book INDEPENDENTLY until the book is fluently read.  (This may take 2-3 readings.)

              If the student struggles for more than 3-5 seconds on a word, and has tried to figure it out, parent may give the child the word.


  After you read...

               Review the book by asking your child questions about the book. 

  1.  Who are the characters in the book?

  2.  Where did the story take place?

  3.  What was the problem in the story and how did the character solve the problem?

  4.  What happened in the book?  Beginning?  Middle?  End? 


Alone we can do little...

Together we can do much!

Helen Keller




The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.