• Unit 2: Super Powers  

    Your child has been doing a wonderful job rereading, remembering, and retelling his/her favorite storybooks and gaining knowledge from non-fiction books. As we move into the next unit, your child will learn about the strategies necessary to begin moving from an oral language/symbolic reader to a more conventional reader. The skills and strategies introduced in this unit will support the understanding that pictures assist in reading words. The children will learn to apply letters and their associated sounds along with high frequency words while reading a book.


    Unit Goals:

    • Readers will know what strategies they can use when they are reading. (Super Powers) 

    • Readers will know that they can use strategies interchangeably and demonstrate the ability to use strategies interchangeably while reading.

    • Readers will know that they can use their reading partners to help them become better readers.

    Skills and Strategies Taught (What it looks and sounds like!):

    • Good readers use the pictures and the words to give them the power to read a story.

    • Good readers point under words as they read to make sure the letters match the sounds.  They also make sure that the number of words they see match the number of words they say.

    • Good readers notice patterns in their books. They pay attention to words used over and over on every page.

    Ways to support your child at home: 

    • Help your child to think about the super powers he/she has to help read a book.

    • Help your child to grow stamina by having him/her stay focused on a book and reading for longer lengths of time. (depends on developmental level of child)

    • Help your child discover different patterns in a book and predict what the next page might say.

    • Encourage your child to reread books to develop a smooth reading voice.

    Ask Your Child... 
    • What super powers do you have as a reader?
    Answer: pointer power, reread power, partner power, picture power, snap word power, sound power, persistence power, book talk power
    •  How do readers talk about books?
    Answer: Readers say "I notice..." "I think..." "I wonder..." "What do you think?"