Reading and Writing
How YOU can relieve some of your student's stress...
Is your child telling you they already read during Learning Lab? Is your child logging their reading time in his/her CALENDAR every night?
At Pioneer Middle School, we are trying to create a culture of readers: It is crucial they are reading both at school AND at home. We encourage you to help your child schedule at least HALF AN HOUR for uninterrupted READING, 6-7 nights per week. Your student should also be reflecting (writing) every other night.
Does your child's Reading Reflection look like THIS?
Remind them to dig deep with their reflections by using evidence from their books. NYS will be looking for TEXT-BASED responses on the State Test. Hopefully, their reading reflections will look something like THIS.
Your student is also WRITING every day in ELA. Does your student's writing look like THIS ? Give them a hand. Recommend they include INTRODUCTORY and CONCLUSION paragraphs. Suggest they try using their five senses when writing (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch). Have your student ZOOM IN on a specific moment (5 minutes or less). With your help, their writing may end up looking like THIS !