All parents want their children to become better readers. The Parent Connection Newsletter provides parents with ideas and links to resources to help their children learn to read more fluently. This post contains Issue #8 which is the final in the series.
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The Parent Newsletter Content
Tips for Parents
Comic Strips and Graphic Novels
Read comic strips together. Share favorite comics from your childhood with your child. Your child can cut out his/her favorites and turn them into a scrapbook or place them on the refrigerator for reading again later.
Have you heard about graphic novels?
Graphic novels are book-length comics. The story is told in a series of pictures with a limited amount of text. Unlike comic books, graphic novels are usually stand-alone stories. They have more complex plots. Many favorite children’s stories have now been turned into graphic novels. Because of their growing popularity, graphic novels are found in most libraries.
Free Online Resources
Don’t allow time for your child to say, “I’m bored.” Here is a list of summer projects and great book lists to keep your child busy all summer long.
Thinking out of the Box
Go to the store and pick out the perfect greeting card for a birthday, Father’s Day, or another upcoming event. Discuss which cards were the best, made you laugh, were mushy, etc.
Activity to Try
With summer quickly approaching, many families spend a good bit of time in the car. Find some good audiobooks to listen to as you travel. Stop the audio after each chapter and discuss the story.
One way to make sure your child pays close attention is to play “Stump the Grownup.” During discussion time, challenge your child to try to stump you with some good questions. Then it is your turn, to ask your child two or three questions about the story.
Teacher Information about the Parent Newsletter
I hope you enjoy this parent newsletter issue #8. This is the last newsletter of the school year. It contains things parents can do with their children over the summer.
If you want to continue the tradition of sending newsletters to parents, you may like to explore this site.
- Education World has templates for each month. These download in Word. Each has a cute graphic related to the month. The template includes spaces for three headlines. A monthly calendar is also included.
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