Reading is an essential foundation for an exciting school career. Reading to your child, with your child, or listening to your child read at home is a great tool to build literacy awareness, foundational skills, and confidence in reading.

Throughout the kindergarten year students will begin to build the foundational skills that are needed in order to become a great reader. Students will be an active participant in their own road to reading through exploratory centers in DAILY 5, phonogram learning, and group shared reading. Students reading ability will also be evaluated by using the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) to determine accurate and appropriate reading levels for all learners.

Reading engages, excites, and lets the imagination run wild. Here is a list of suggested authors and great books to read with your imaginative reader.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown                                                                                                                         

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister                                                                                                                                         

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats                                                                                                                                     

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise                                                                                                                           

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney                                                                                                         

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin, Jr.

Great Authors:

Eric Carle                          Audrey Wood            Roald Dahl

Bill Martin, Jr.                  Margaret Wise           Jon Scieszka

Kevin Henkes                   Dr. Seuss                 Laura Numeroff

Enjoy the school year with your reader and happy reading!

Check out several fun websites and games that focus on literacy concepts:

Phonics and letter practice:

Fun Fonix

Consonant blends and short/long vowel sounds:

Fill in the beginning Blend

See and Spell with vowels, digraphs, and blends

Construct a Word Game

Picture Match with vowels and beginning sounds

Word Families Practice:

Blending Bowl

Make a word with -at

Make a word with -ig

Rhyming Practice:

Elmo can rhyme

Beginning and Ending sounds practice:

Clifford Sound Match

Beginning Sound Picture Match

Also, visit STARFALL with your reader to enjoy activities devoted to literacy!