How B-U-I-L-D a Better Reader – A Free Parent Webinar

During this parent webinar you will:
• learn the importance of consistent reading practice at home
• learn simple, quick, and effective activities that set your child up for successful reading practice
• learn how to build your child’s confidence as a reader
• gain resources for helping your child practice reading at home

Click the link to view the recorded webinar:  http://browardschools.adobeconnect.com/p717xeqdhd4o/

Download the handouts:

  1. FBBR_Blueprints
  2. build webinar certificate

Jan./Feb./March Book Order

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Book Club Order Due Date : March 15
Scholastic Book Clubs Ordering Information
www.scholastic.com/bookclubs
Class Activation Code: HLFCP

Dear Parents,
This month’s Scholastic Book Club flyers are ready for you to explore with your child. Children
read more when they choose their own books, so I encourage you to look at the flyers together.
You can return the order form and payment to me, or give online ordering a try. It saves time,
offers more book choices, and earns extra rewards for the classroom!

Happy reading,
Mrs. Naomi Church
3rd Grade Teacher, Heron Heights Elementary

P.S. When you place your order online, you’ll help earn FREE Books for our class and you also
get a $5 FREE Book Pick Coupon to use on your next online order!
Ordering online is fast and easy:
REGISTER at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs
ENTER the Class Activation Code at the top of this letter
CHOOSE from thousands of print titles, value packs, and Storia eBooks
SUBMIT the order to your child’s teacher
EARN FREE Books for you and the classroom too!

Timeline Project due November 5th

That’s right, now that the Paper Bag Book Reports are done, it’s time for our next project.  Based on the Homework Survey that you filled out, parents indicated that you’d like to see 2-3 projects per quarter.  One will definitely be a book report each quarter, the others will apply other Reading skills with Social Studies or Science.

Project Assigned:  Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Project Due: Monday, November 5, 2012

This assignment is an application of Reading and Social Studies skills.  Students will need to apply their knowledge of sequencing, timelines, and text features to create a timeline of their own lives.  There should be one entry and picture per year of the student’s life.  Be creative!  Then write two reading comprehension text feature questions about your own timeline that a classmate can answer.  Be sure your questions are typed on a separate sheet of paper.

 

TIMELINE GRADING RUBRIC

Area Being Graded/ RequirementsPoints PossiblePoints Earned
1. There is one time line entry for each year of the

student’s life.

    50 
2. There is an illustration or photograph for each time

Line entry.

    50 
3. Creativity is present. This means the use of graphics,

pictures, colors, decoration, etc.

    20 
4. Correct grammar and punctuation are used

throughout the project.

    20 
5. Neatness/Overall look of the project

 

    20 
6. Presentation- The student presents the information

clearly and is confident in their presentation.

*Remember to practice presenting to someone ahead of

time.*

    20 
7.  Type or write 2 questions that can be answered by

looking at your timeline on a separate sheet of paper.

    20 
TOTAL:    200

EACH DAY THE PROJECT IS TURNED IN LATE IS -5 POINTS OFF OF THE FINAL GRADE.