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May 28, 2020


Watch this video to learn how to use a double-entry journal to keep track of what the text says and what it makes you think while you read.



May 19, 2020

Watch this video to learn how to use sound boxes to review spelling and phonics skills. You can find the sound boxes and word list under Files and Documents. 


May 11, 2020

Watch this video to learn about how to use the strategy Stop, Think, Paraphrase to monitor your comprehension as you read.


Watch this video to learn some strategies to help you get started when you're writing. 



April 28, 2020

I have added the following helpful documents under the Files and Documents tab. 

Complete Primary and Intermediate Poetry Notebooks
Poetry is a fun way to increase reading fluency, to apply newly learned phonics skills, and to practice comprehension strategies. 

K-5 ELA Reflective Questions by SOL
In this document you will find suggestions for the types of questions to ask your child about what they're reading, as well as ideas for authentic writing opportunities. 

Ways Students Can Respond to Reading in Writing
One of the best ways for students to demonstrate their understanding of what they read is for them to respond in writing. This document provides suggestions for using functional, narrative, informational, and poetic writing to respond to reading.

Writing Paper Options


April 2020
Dear Students and Families,


I hope that you are all staying safe and healthy. Here is a list of literacy resources that you can use during the extended school break. I miss all of my students and hope that they are reading and writing every day. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Melissa Mongillo
mongilmj@pwcs.edu


PWCS Home Learning
The county has put together an excellent resource for families. It includes sample daily schedules, learning links by grade level, and other recommended resources. Make sure to check it out!

Scholastic
Scholastic is offering free resources at this time.  Choose your child's grade level to find interesting topics (fiction and nonfiction) for your child to read.  Make sure you check this one out as the topics are of high interest!

Fountas and Pinnell Daily Remote Learning Tip
Check out this link for a daily remote learning tip. Ideas are shared for authentic literacy experiences at home.

Unite for Literacy
Unite for Literacy offers free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages.

Starfall
Starfall is a great website for beginning readers.  It contains math games as well.

Flyleaf Publishing
Access decodable books for students based upon phonetic features. 

Jarrett Learner Activities
Here you will find blank comic book pages, drawing/writing prompts, "finish the comic" pages, and more. 

VDOE Comprehensive Literacy Instructional Plans
Sample English Instructional Plans help us to align instruction with the 2017 English Standards of Learning by providing examples of how the knowledge, skills, and processes found in the SOL and curriculum framework can be presented to students. 

Graphic Organizers
Visit this site for free printable graphic organizers to accompany both fiction and nonfiction text.

Letter Writing Activities
Explore these resources (geared towards 3rd-4th graders) that encourage your child to connect with others through the art of a handwritten letter.

The Literacy Shed
The Literacy Shed is home to a wealth of visual resources for students, including high quality films and animations that can be used to enhance literacy instruction.

Raz-Kids
All 1st and 2nd grade students should have access to Raz-Kids, where they can listen to and read a variety of books at their level. There are also comprehension questions to go along with the books. 

Creative Book Projects
Have a child who loves art? Check out these ideas for creative ways to respond to a text!

SOL Pass
This site includes reading passages and questions for students in grades 3-5.

Storyline Online
This site features actors reading award-winning children's literature.

PALS Activities
Here you will find activities for phonological awareness and other literacy skills for students in grades K-3. Many of the activities include printable resources. 

ABC Teach
This site offers tons of free printable activities that support phonics instruction.

Wonderopolis
This is an informational site that asks and answers questions that children are wondering about the world around them. 

edHelper
Here you can access free printable resources that can be used for review with your child.

Into the Book
Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for elementary students and teachers. It includes videos and practice activities organized by comprehension strategy.

Poetry4Kids
Children's author Ken Nesbitt provides a wealth of poetry resources for kids. Here you will find a variety of poems, lessons, activities, and more. 


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