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Reading Themes by Month
September- Picture Walks- Students will preview books and be able to tell a story based on pictures. This is a great way to get students back into reading after Summer. Picture Walks help develop and enhance reading comprehension skills.
October- Match Words to Pictures- Students will use the pictures in a story to help them decode words. This skill aids in vocabulary and word recognition to inspire fluent readers.
November- Fiction Stories- Students will dive into fiction books. They will identify characters, setting, and understand the plot.
December- Bible Stories- As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, students will focus on characters of the Bible through Bible stories. This will enhance biblical knowledge as well as reading skills.
January- Devotionals- After students return from winter break and time with family they will enjoy reading together and sharing in God's Word. This will promote devoted family time.
February- Non Fiction- This month students will focus of fact based books. They will read and identify key concepts in Non Fiction such as diagrams, labels, captions, photographs, fun facts, maps, charts, etc.
March- Chapter Books- Chapter books are a great books that evoke visualization and imagination. Beginning readers will be ready by this time to read a book with sections or chapters. More experienced readers will be able to read more advanced chapter books.
April- By this month students will have had a chance to read a variety of genres and practice strategies. They will choose their favorite types of books to read.
May- Your Choice or Book report- Continue to allow students freedom to choose their favorite books to read or create a Book Report on their favorite book.