Blue Book Envelopes
Students should be bringing home books to read with you at least once a week. They may take them more often if they want. Please encourage your student to return his or her envelope to the classroom when he or she is done with the book. I generally don't allow readers to take books home unless their book envelope is available. that way books are protected.
If a reader is stuck on a word we use these beginning strategies:
*Get your mouth ready with the first sound.
*Cross check information from picture and does the word make sense?
When a reader seems frustrated after trying the above, just give him the word.
Have fun and relax together!