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Mrs. Toth teaches Reading

The most important and effective exercise for reading is Reading. Reading a grade-level chapter book for 20 minutes each night is expected. We have researched and found that this consistent reading practice is the best road to success in all academic areas. I like to compare it to any sports activity. If you practice that sport for an hour one night and not again for several days, you would not excel. Please help us enforce this critical, consistent reading assignment of 20 minutes of grade-level reading each night. You will not have a reading log at home this year. I will do that in class with each student as they conference with me about the book they are reading. Please read aloud at home as much as possible. Please remember that students should be reading chapter books on grade level. You will also be responsible for one book talk about your completed book by the end of each month. Book talks are each Friday so you will have four opportunities to complete a book talk before the end of the month.
It is also important to have this chapter book at all times for SSR and discussion in the classroom. I have books in my library, as well as the school library if students are not able to bring one from home.

We also have a subscription to Scholastic News. These magazines will come home on Monday and must be completed and returned by Thursday. They do not come every week so please check the planner and my website for this assignment. Students must underline the evidence in the articles for their answers to the questions on the back of the magazine.

  • Reading during our time off

    Just in case you missed this in the Special Announcements section, please read the following:

    First, I want to say hello to all my students. I miss seeing you every single day! I truly hope we can get back together very soon, but if this lasts longer than we originally expected, you can take all the things we have done together this year and keep learning and growing.

    Read something you are interested in every day. Pick up those chapter books you have found that you really love, and read them again or for the first time. Read picture books to your little brother, sister, cousin, or enjoy them yourself. Any way you keep reading is a good thing! Every single one of my reading students have super potential. Help your younger brothers and sisters reach the great heights you have achieved this year. Show them how much fun it is to become part of the books you read.

    If we don't get to finish the book When You Reach Me, please do that on your own. Better yet, start the book again to make sure you haven't missed any important details. Remember what I have told you repeatedly, this book gets better each time you read it. You will find points that you missed or that did not make sense the first time you read it. Think about the title of each chapter and what that title meant. Read Wonder again because you know how much you loved hearing that story. It has several sequels so you could read any or all of those. Many of you enjoyed the I Survived series. Keep reading those or try a new series like 10 True Tales, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Series of Unfortunate Events, or any other series. I hope you can come into school at some point to pick up anything you left. I encourage you to use your My Someday List and read some of those books that your classmates introduced to you during our book talks. You listed those because they sounded like something you would want to read. Take advantage of this time to do just that. Every time you finish a book, you have accomplished something great. And the best part is you have traveled virtually into another time, became a fun new character, or learned something new about a person, a place, or a time in the past. Share some of these books with your parents or grandparents by showing off your reading abilities. You have become such great readers!

    Enjoy this time with your family because they are the most important people in your lives. Yes, even when your little brother or sister touches your "stuff", ha, ha!

    Again, I hope to see you all soon. Take care, stay safe, exercise, breath the way we practiced, and as always, read, read, read.

    Much love to all of you!

    Mrs. Toth

  • Reading Log & Comprehension Prompt

    Students will be required to complete one 4th grade level chapter book each month. They will do a book talk and complete a comprehension prompt in class about that book, also each month. 




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