Mrs. Parker, Literacy Coach
  • Hello BANYAN UNIVERSITY Reading Scholars & Parents,
     
    Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year.  My name is Mrs. Parker and I am Banyan's new Literacy Coach.  I am so excited to be apart of the Banyan Family. I "B"elieve we can continue to strive and "A"im for an "A" 🙂 
    Listed below are a few reading tips to help us get started on our Mission to become Lifelong Banyan Readers.  
     
    *Students should read daily for 20 minutes.  Parents can also read to the students. 
       -After they have read, students should be discussing what they have read with someone.  
       -Parents/Guardians can ask the student(s) questions about the text they just read to ensure that they comprehended the text.
    *At home or at the public library, K-5 students can log onto iReady and complete their Reading assignments. This can be accessed through Clever or the direct website at https://login.i-ready.com/
    *Students should be engaging in conversations with their parents/guardians, siblings, and/or friends.
       -Studies have shown that exposing children to a variety of words helps in the development of literacy skills.  
    *Have students tell you a "story."
       -Have the student(s) recount an experience or make up a story.
    *Work on phonics with students (letter names and letter sounds).
       -This can be done using ABC books, cards, magnet letters, etc.
    *Students in Grades 3-5 can access FSA Resources to assist with preparation for the ELA FSA Assessment.  This can be accessed at https://fsassessments.org/

     
    By completing these strategies at home, we are well on our way to becoming Lifelong Banyan Readers!

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