A Place for Reading at Home
Teachers at all grades encourage regular reading practice at home. This increases fluency,
comprehension and confidence. In the earliest grades this may take the form of parents reading aloud to children where time is left for questioning, discussion of story content or predicting outcomes. As a child’s skill develops, taking turns in reading aloud is good practice.
Grade 1 - Homework time usually means working with family members. Independent reading or reading aloud is recommended 10 minutes daily. This shifts from very little at the beginning of the year to 15 minutes toward the end of the year. Occasional math assignments as well as special projects are assigned throughout the year.