With each new school year, students are expected to extend their learning to new concepts and skills. We share this list as an opportunity for parents to reinforce skills and bridge the learning from year to year. Please refer to the prior grade level for skills to reinforce and future grade level for skills to accelerate.
- Skip count by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s up to 120
- Understand place value (the number 23 has 3 ones and 2 tens)
- Solve problems involving addition and subtraction
- Understand the sequential order of counting numbers
- Students self-select text
- Establish purpose for reading
- Recognize common types of texts (fiction, informational)
- Make, correct, and confirm predictions using text features such as titles, pictures/illustrations and simple graphics (with adult assistance)
- Make connections to personal experiences and ideas in other texts (with adult assistance)
- Make inferences and use evidence to support understanding (with adult assistance)
- Retell what they read in order to capture the overall meaning of the text
- Describe characters and the reason(s) for their actions, the setting, and plot elements in a story, including the main events, problem and resolution
- Use features and simple graphics to locate or gain information
- Discuss the author’s purpose for writing text
Before-During-After Questions to ask your reader:
- What do you think this book is about?
- What do you think will happen?
- What do you think is going to happen next?
- How does the main character feel?
- Why do you think a character is acting the way he/she is acting? Feeling? Show how you know using the book. (text evidence)
- Do you like this book? Why?
- What is your favorite part? Why?
- Who was your favorite character? What did you like about them?
- Can you tell me the story in your own words?