Reading Assessments in January

After winter break all students in grades Kindergarten, 1, 2, and 3 who are currently in the Reading Intervention program will receive one-on-one assessment to determine instructional and independent reading levels, analyze progress and inform instruction. We will resume our regular lessons after assessment of each group is completed. Due to the assessments your child may or may not bring home their book bag and new books the first week after break.

Reading at home makes a difference!

Reading Ideas for Home:
• Allow your child to select some reading materials that interest them. Offer choices!

• Read bedtime stories…(You read to your child and your child reads to you.)

• Have your child help you make a grocery list. Have your child read the grocery list to you as you shop.

• Write down a recipe for your child’s favorite food and then read it together as you make it.

• Write notes to your child and tuck them in their room or lunchbox or backpack.

• Get excited to check out your local library.

• Play a board game…(Have your child read all the playing cards to you.)

Title I School-Parent Compact

By law, in order for District 37 to continue to receive funds through Title I, we are required to send you a copy of the School-Parent Compact. We are well aware and very appreciative of all the support you already provide for your child. The language within the compact is dictated to us by the federal government.

Next week your child will be bringing home the School-Parent Compact. If you could please sign and return it, we would appreciate it. If you have any questions you can contact me at or (847) 724-6800 ext. 374. Thank you very much.

Kindergarten Reading Intervention Program

The Kindergarten Reading Intervention Program at Avoca West School may include but is not limited to the following:

• A wide variety of multi-sensory activiites (Jolly Phonics) are used to teach phonics and word study.

• Skills include letter name and letter sound recognition, blending, segmenting, rhyming, concepts of print, and other pre-reading strategies.

• Later in the year the Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention Program is introduced. This program includes word study, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency and writing.

• Students read leveled texts and take home copies to practice.
• A writing journal may be used to practice word work and writing skills.