• The most important thing you can do for your child at this time, is ensure that they are reading daily. They could read books, online stories, or newspapers and magazines you may have around the house. Recipes, how-to directions, menus, and flyers are another great resource for non-fiction reading! 

If you would like to extend your child’s learning beyond that, here are some great resources for you to use. Also, please see the image below of questions you can ask your child before, during, and after reading. 


Topics We have covered this year 

  • Identifying the main idea and supporting details in a non-fiction text 

  • Identifying text features (photographs, headings, captions, table of contents, index, charts, etc) 

  • Drawing conclusions and inferencing 

  • Comparing and contrasting story elements (how does a setting change, how are characters similar and different) 

  • Summarizing plot events (conflict and resolution, putting events from the story in order) 

  • Use context clues to figure out and unknown words 

  • Dictionary skills  

  • Identifying prefixes/suffixes 

  • Identifying synonyms and antonyms 

  • Identify Author’s purpose of a text 


Online Resources 

Epic - Class Code: ctb6660 

MyOn: Use the students tab on the PVES website, then select “Clever”. MyOn is an application on there. 

If your student does not remember their log-in, please email me so I can give it to you. 

Storyline Online

Scholastic’s free online resources