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AUGUST 4, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
Read this downloadable .pdf story from anywhere.
Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book.
Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
TEACH VOCABULARY: Teach reading skills during conversations: “How is your point of view (perspective) different than the character’s in the book?
TEACH READING SKILLS: Teach reading skills during conversations: “How is your point of view (opinion/viewpoint/perspective) different than the character’s point of view?”
TEACH ONE WORDPreschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day: 
BECAUSE, BEEN, BEFORE, BEST, BOTH, BUY, CALL
JULY 28, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
Read a downloadable .pdf story from anywhere.
Flip through the pages of an interactive e-book.
Watch, listen & read along with a story-time video.
TEACH VOCABULARY: Teach reading skills during conversations: “How is your point of view (opinion) different than my point of view (on school, dinner, bedtime, bath time, etc.)?
TEACH READING SKILLS: Teach reading skills during conversations: “How is your point of view (opinion/viewpoint/perspective) different than the character’s point of view?”
TEACH ONE WORDPreschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day: 
THEN, THINK, WALK, WHERE, WHEN, ALWAYS, AROUND
JULY 21, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
Read this downloadable .pdf story from anywhere.
Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book.
Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
TEACH VOCABULARY: Teach inferencing skills during conversations: “How can you tell someone’s mood or emotions when they are talking to you? How can you tell a character’s mood in a book?”
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, 
“The narrator is the voice telling the story whenever the characters are not talking in dialogue (in “…” quotes). Is the narrator one of the characters? Who is the narrator?
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:
PUT, ROUND, SOME, STOP, TAKE, THANK, THEM
JULY 7, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book.
Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
TEACH VOCABULARY: Teach critical thinking and social studies skills during conversations: “In what ways are you dependent or rely on other people for help and support? In what ways are you independent or do and think things on your own? In what ways do you help other people? In what ways can you help your community?”
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, 
“How did two characters react differently to the same event? How did two people (in life) react differently to the same event or situation?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day: July 4th Edition: 
LIBERTY: means to be free in your society, community or country. It means no person, leader or government is trying to stop or punish your way of life, behavior or beliefs.
JUNE 30, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book.
Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
TEACH VOCABULARY: Teach school-age reading skills during conversations: What is something you want to learn more about? What do you already know about it? What do you want to learn? How could you learn those things (questions, reading, internet)?
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, 
“How does the story end? Were problems solved? Did you have questions that were answered?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
LIVE, MAY, OF, OLD, ONCE, OPEN, OVER
JUNE 23, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book.
Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
TEACH VOCABULARY: You don’t need a book to teach school-age reading skills. Ask the following questions to teach the skill of SENSORY LANGUAGE:
– What do you see in the sky? How did lunch taste? What do you smell on the street? What do you hear on the bus? How does the air feel on your skin?
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, 
“What words in the text illustrate the five senses (touch, taste, smell, sound, see)?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
HER, HIM, HIS, HOW, JUST, KNOW, LET
JUNE 16, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book.
Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
TEACH VOCABULARY: You don’t need a book to teach school-age reading skills. Ask the following questions to teach the skill of cause and effect:
– What causes you to feel hungry? What effects does feeling hungry have?
– What causes you to feel full? What effects does feeling full have?
– What causes grass and leaves to turn brown?
– What is the effect of NOT watering a plant?
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, 
“What words in the text suggest feelings (laugh, smile, cry, sad, yell)?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
EVERY, FLY, FROM, GIVE, GIVING, HAD, HAS
May 26, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book.
Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
TEACH VOCABULARY: You don’t need a book to teach school-age reading skills. Ask the following questions to teach the skill of characterization:
– How do you know if someone is brave? What actions let you know they’re brave?
– How do you know is someone is shy? What actions let you know they’re shy?
– How would you describe the personality of (insert person’s name) with three words?
– How do you know they have those personality traits?
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, 
“Choose two words in the text (or any environmental print) that you don’t know. Use a dictionary or context clues to define the word.”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
AGAIN, AN, ANY, AS, ASK, BY, COULD
May 19, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book.
Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
TEACH VOCABULARY: When you bring your child on errands or commute to daycare, ask “why do you think” and “compare/contrast” questions to encourage critical thinking and observation skills:
  • How is summer different than spring?
  • How is the weather different today than yesterday?
  • How are those two buildings similar?
  • Why do you think…we have to pay to ride the bus?
  • Why do you think…the soles of your shoes are made of rubber?
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, 
“How do the characters in the story react to the same problem differently?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
WHAT, WHITE, WHO, WILL, WITH, YES, AFTER
May 12, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book.
Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
TEACH VOCABULARY: When your child shows you something or asks a question, instead of a typical response, ask a question that forces them to be observant & detailed.
  • “Mom, look at this pebble I found.”
  • “How did you find it? How do you think it got there? What colors is it? What animal is it shaped like? What things are even smaller than that pebble? etc.”
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask,
“What is introduced in the middle of the story (characters, conflicts, relationships, etc.)?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:
THIS, TOO, UNDER, WANT, WAS, WELL, WENT

 

May 5, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book.
Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
TEACH VOCABULARY: Use mealtime to teach vocabulary: Describe the tastes, sounds and smells associated with cooking and eating: Golden brown, crispy, doughy, savory, rich, steaming, bubbling, sizzling, smoldering, smoking, etc.
 TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “Choose one illustration from the story. Explain what moment in the story it represents.”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:
SAY, SHE, SO, SOON, THAT, THERE, THEY

APRIL 28, 2016 E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
BUILD VOCABULARY: Simply talk more. Give your toddlers and babies a play-by-play of your daily activities: “Now I’m looking for my keys,” or “We need to be out the door in two minutes if we want to catch the bus.”
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “What is the difference between a fiction book that tells a story and a non-fiction book that gives information?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
OUR, OUT, PLEASE, PRETTY, RAN, RIDE, SAW

APRIL 21, 2016 E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
BUILD VOCABULARY: Search for your favorite classic children’s books on YouTube to listen to the audio book for free.
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “How does the story end? How are any problems, conflicts or questions solved or resolved?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:
HAVE, INTO, LIKE, MUST, NEW, NOW, ON

APRIL 14, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
BUILD VOCABULARY: Share as many words as possible by telling stories about the past, what you did at work, what you read or saw on TV. Describe what you are doing, what the child is doing, what you see around you, and what you plan to do.
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask,
“How does the main character’s feeling change from the beginning to the end of the book? How do you know their feelings? Why do their feelings change?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:
CAME, DID, DO, EAT, FOUR, GET, GOOD

APRIL 7, 2016 E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
BUILD VOCABULARY: Have your child help make a grocery list with you and encourage him or her to add colorful drawings of the fruits and vegetables.  This builds the child’s connection between word sounds, spelling and object association, while also layering in opportunities for creativity and self-expression.
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask,
“What does the author share at the very beginning of the book? Characters, setting, feelings? problems?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:
ARE, AT, ATE, BE, BLACK, BROWN, BUT

MARCH 31, 2016 E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.
BUILD VOCABULARY: During your commute or daily routine: Point out your surroundings and ask your child about their own observations. Ask “what if” questions about the future or imaginary scenarios.
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask,
“Rhyming words end in the same sound. What words rhyme to add rhythm to the text?
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:
UP, WE, WERE, YELLOW, YOU, ALL, AM
MARCH 24, E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.

TEACH VOCABULARY:

Have your child draw a picture of the new word or what the word means to them. If, you are on the bus or walking, simply ask your child to describe what the word means and what it reminds them of. See if they can use it in a sentence or give examples.
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask: “Point out all of the words in the story that make you feel the 5 senses: see, hear, touch, taste, smell.”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
RUN, SAID, SEE, THE, THREE, TO, TWO

MARCH 17, 2016 E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.

TEACH VOCABULARY:

When you teach one of the below “word a day” vocabulary, introduce the word and decide on a definition or description with your child. Using their own language to describe what a word means will help them remember the definition.
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask: “Point out all of the words in the story (or everyday text) that suggests feelings, like love, laugh, yell, smile.”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
MAKE, ME, MY, NOT, ONE, PLAY, RED

MARCH 10, 2016 E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Watch, listen & read along with this story-time video.

TEACH VOCABULARY:

Students need to hear a story (or song) many times in order to remember it. After the 3rd or 4th time reading a story, pause while reading, and ask your child to finish the sentence or say the correct word. For example, one fish, two ___, three fish, ___.
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask: “Compare and contrast how the characters react to events and problems in the story.”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
FUNNY, GO, HELP, HERE, JUMP, LITTLE, LOOK

MARCH 3, 2016 E-BOOK LIBRARY
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TEACH VOCABULARY:

When reading, pause every now and then to ask questions about the story, wonder aloud about alternate endings, or propose new character names.
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask: “What is the major challenge or problem in the story?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
AWAY, BIG, BLUE, CAN, COME, DOWN, FIND

FEBRUARY 26, 2016 E-BOOK LIBRARY
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TEACH VOCABULARY:

Build critical thinking skills by playing the “Where would a find a…” game? For example: Where would I find a doctor? Where would I find a desk? Where would I find water? You can alternate by asking, “What would you find in a…?” For example: What would you find in a school? an office? a garden? an ocean? etc.
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask: “How much time passes in the story? Do they stay in one place or move around?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
WET, YELLOW, YARD, YOUR, ZEBRA, ZERO, ZIPPER, ZOO

FEBRUARY 18, 2016 E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Read along as you watch and listen to this video read-aloud.

TEACH VOCABULARY:

Kids need to see a word many times in many different contexts in order to learn it. Point out this week’s words in advertisements and newspapers. Share (or make up) songs and stories that use the words. The more ways you can show and say the word, the better.
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask: “When and where does the story take place?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
WISH, WITH, WOLF, WORD, WORK, WORM, WRITE
FEBRUARY 11, 2016 E-BOOK LIBRARY
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TEACH VOCABULARY:

When you teach a new word, explain the definition and then ask your child to explain the meaning of the word in their own words. For example, say: “Another word for ‘nice’ is ‘kind.’ A kind person cares about others and is friendly. Who do you know who is kind?…Why are they kind?” This allows your child to give an example of a kind person and then repeat the definition in their own words: “My teacher is kind because she is nice and helps me learn.”
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask: “Use adjectives to describe the appearance and personality of the main character.”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
WHAT, WHITE HOUSE, WHO, WHY, WILL, WIN, WINTER

FEBRUARY 4, 2016 E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Read along as you watch and listen to this video read-aloud.
TEACH VOCABULARY: Identify “environmental print” by pointing out all of the letters in your daily life – fast food signs, labels, traffic signs, clothing, magazines, etc.
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask: “What is the lesson of the story? What should the characters have learned from their mistakes or challenges?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
WATER, WAVE, WAX, WAY, WELL, WENT, WERE

JANUARY 28, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Read along as you watch and listen to this video read-aloud.
TEACH VOCABULARY:Use pictures in advertisements or newspaper comics to teach reading skills. Ask your child to describe facial expressions, props and other details. Then, ask them to guess what is happening in the picture or what the advertisement is for based on these details.
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask: After reading the story, go back to the beginning and tell your child, “Flip through the pages and use the pictures to summarize what happened in the story.”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
VAN, VERY, WAIT, WALK, WALL, WANT, WAS

JANUARY 21, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Read along as you watch and listen to this video read-aloud.
TEACH VOCABULARY: Observe your surroundings closely and ask your child questions about what you see. If you see a cat in a window, point and ask, “What do you see? What do you think it’s looking at? Do you think it’s ever been outside? What would it eat if it escaped?” OR if 2-3 buildings next to each other look the same, ask: “Why do you think both building are the same? What is similar about the doorways, windows, designs, etc? Do you think the same person made both buildings? Why?” These questions help your child inference and draw conclusions. Skills they will need in school and life!
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “Answer the following questions about your story: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
TRUE, TUMMY, TURKEY, UP, UNDER, US, USED

JANUARY 14, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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TEACH VOCABULARY: Ask your child questions about what they have done, are doing (seeing or thinking), or plan to do. Pay attention to the words they use. Help them form more specific answers by suggesting more difficult/specific words they don’t know yet.
TEACH READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “What is the most important event that happens in the story? Why is this the most important event”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
TOLD, TOP, TOWN, TRAIN, TREE, TRICYCLE, TRIED

JANUARY 7, 2016: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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BUILD VOCABULARY: During your commute, mealtime or before bedtime, challenge your child to use school-age vocabulary words in a sentence…or a rap or song.
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “Who is the main character? What do they do? Who do they interact with?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
THESE, THEY, THIS, TIGER, TODAY, TOLD, TOE

DECEMBER 24, 2015: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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BUILD VOCABULARY: Use your well-deserved time off this holiday season to share stories, ask questions and create memories. Think of the many experiences your parents and grandparents must have had as children, ask them to share these stories with your children or share your own!
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “What details of setting does the author share? What time of day is it? What time of year? How much time passes?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
TAN, TAP, TAX, TELL, THEIR, THEM, THEN

 

DECEMBER 17, 2015: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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BUILD VOCABULARY: Understanding how letters and sounds relate are important for long-term reading skills. Say 2+ words that start with the same letter (bat, black, ball, bat). Then rhyme 2+ words that end with the same sound (sand, land, band, brand).
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “Where and when does the story take place? What specific words and illustrations showed you the setting?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
SWIM, TAB, TABLE, TAG, TAKE, TALK, TALL

 DECEMBER 10, 2015: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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BUILD VOCABULARY: Tell your child about your heroes and role models. Describe their character traits and their accomplishments. Ask them who their role models and heroes are.
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “Based on the events of the story, what is the lesson of the story? Did the characters learn a lesson from their mistakes or problems in the story?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
SCENT, SEWER, SKIP, SUNSHINE, SWALLOW, SWEAT, SWEET

DECEMBER 3, 2015: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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BUILD VOCABULARY: Sing along to holiday songs. Point out holiday advertisements. Discuss what is being sold and why. Comment on similarities and differences between holiday traditions, decorations, advertisements, food, etc. Retell holiday stories and memories.
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “Summarize what happened in the story. Include the most important characters and events.”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
STOOD, STOP, STORE, STRONG, SUMMERY, SUNNY, SURE

NOVEMBER 25, 2015: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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BUILD VOCABULARY: Use mealtime to teach vocabulary: Describe the tastes, sounds and smells associated with cooking and eating: Golden brown, crispy, doughy, savory, rich, steaming, bubbling, sizzling, smoldering, smoking, etc.
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “Choose one illustration from the story. Explain what moment in the story it represents.”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
SOON, SPIDER, SPRING, STAND, STAR, STICK, STICKY

 

NOVEMBER 19, 2015: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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BUILD VOCABULARY: The number #1 way to help a child succeed? Teach words as you go about your daily routine: “I WASH dishes to CLEAN them. WASH means CLEAN.”
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “How do the characters respond to the major events or challenge?”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
SIT, SKUNK, SKY, SNOW, SO, SOFT, SOME

NOVEMBER 12, 2015: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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BUILD VOCABULARY: Do you commute with your child? Read signs aloud. If you have a SmartPhone, download Free Book Apps to access thousands of free books every day.
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “Choose one illustration from the story. Explain what moment in the story it represents.”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAYPreschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
SELL, SENT, SHEEP, SHOE, SHY, SICK, SIDE

NOVEMBER 5, 2015: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book.
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BUILD VOCABULARY: Unlike talking aloud to yourself, reading picture books (and adult books) aloud introduces your children to the varied emotion and pace of two characters talking to each other. You can and should read the same book aloud ten to twenty times before your child will remember character names and details of the plot. All you need is 1-2 books. Read and repeat.
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “Pick two characters. Explain how each character reacts differently to the same event.”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
SAFE, SAID, SAY, SAME, SAW, SEA, SEAL

OCTOBER 29, 2015: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book at wegivebooks.org.
Read along as you watch and listen to this video read-aloud.
BUILD VOCABULARY: Simply talk more. Give your toddlers and babies a play-by-play of your daily activities: “Now I’m looking for my keys,” or “We need to be out the door in two minutes if we want to catch the bus.”
BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “How are the main characters characterized (described) in the story? Use adjectives (smart, old, brave) to describe their physical traits and personality.”
TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  
SAFE, SAID, SAME, SAW, SAY, SEA, SEAL

OCTOBER 22, 2015: E-BOOK LIBRARY
Read this downloadable .pdf story from anywhere.
Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book at wegivebooks.org.
Read along as you watch and listen to this video read-aloud.

BUILD VOCABULARY:  Search for your favorite classic children’s books on YouTube to listen to the audio book for free.


BUILD READING SKILLS:  While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask,  “How does the story end? How are any problems, conflicts or questions solved or resolved?”


TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  ROCKET, ROOM, ROUND, ROW, RUDE, RULE, RUN


OCTOBER 15, 2015: E-BOOK LIBRARY
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Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book at wegivebooks.org.
Read along as you watch and listen to this video read-aloud.

BUILD VOCABULARY:  Share as many words as possible by telling stories about the past, what you did at work, what you read or saw on TV. Describe what you are doing, what the child is doing, what you see around you, and what you plan to do.


BUILD READING SKILLS:  While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask,

“How does the main character feel at the beginning, middle and end of the book? How do you know their feelings? Why do their feelings change?”


TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:

ROCKET, ROOM, ROAM ROUND, ROW, RULE, RULER, RUN


OCTOBER 8, 2015: E-BOOK LIBRARY
Read this downloadable .pdf story from anywhere.
Flip through the pages of this interactive e-book at wegivebooks.org.
Read along as you watch and listen to this video read-aloud.

BUILD VOCABULARY:  During your commute or daily routine: Point out your surroundings and ask your child about their own observations. Ask “what if” questions about the future or imaginary scenarios.


BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask, “What is the most important event that happens in the story? Why is this the most important event? ”


TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school on time. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  QUACK, QUEEN, QUIET, RAN, RENT, RIDE, RIGHT


OCTOBER 1, 2015: E-BOOK LIBRARY
BOOK # 1
downloadable (.pdf) story:
BOOK # 2
e-book-wegivebooks.org:
BOOK # 3
read-aloud video:
BUILD VOCABULARY:  You don’t need to buy books to read daily: Go to your local bookstore or library; Pick out books with your child; Find a cozy corner to read together at the bookstore or check out library books for free; Make it a weekly tradition.

BUILD READING SKILLS: While you read, ask the questions teachers will ask,
” What does the author first share at the beginning of the story (specific characters, feelings, actions, setting)? “

TEACH ONE WORD A DAY: Preschoolers who know 1,100 words are more likely to graduate from high school. Start by teaching 1 word a day:  GLAD, GAP, GARDEN, GIRAFFE, HEAD, HEALTH, HEARD


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TEACH VOCABULARY DURING YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

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1. Set up a daily bed time, bath time, meal time or morning routine to read with your child.

  • Point out words on food and bath products. Describe your surroundings and experiences.

2. Speak to your child constantly!

  • Point out your surroundings.
  • Describe your own actions aloud as you go about your day.
  • Explain how you spent or will spend your day at work.
  • Describe your child’s current, past and future actions aloud.

3. Ask questions!

  • Ask questions about your child’s decisions, experiences, and observations.
  • Pretend they are an adult, and ask them about future plans and current events.
  • The more you ask, the more you’ll see when they don’t have the words they need to express themselves: Give them the words!

4. Make a game out of teaching your child words. Make a word book to store new words or create challenges to use the words in a sentence or give examples or synonyms .

5. Nothing is off-limits: Reading children’s books, adult books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, etc. aloud will strengthen your child’s vocabulary.

6. Write or tell your own stories of your own and your family’s life experiences.

7. Children do not absorb vocabulary well from television, so watch less and read more, or use commercial breaks to narrate what has happened in the show.

8. Make it a weekly ritual to visit your local library and check out books.

9. You don’t need to BUY expensive books

  • Go to your local bookstore to pick out books with your child. Find a cozy corner to read together at the store. Make it a weekly or monthly tradition.

10. If you or a caregiver is not available to read, set up a phone, MP3 player or computer to play audio books.


 READ ALONG AS YOU WATCH AND LISTEN TO THESE VIDEO READ-ALOUDS:

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 AN AWESOME BOOK

AN AWESOME BOOK OF THANKS 

ARE YOU MY MOTHER

CHICKA, CHICKA BOOM

THE CAT IN THE HAT

A COLOR OF HIS OWN

GO, DOG, GO!

GREEN EGGS AND HAM 

HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON

HENRY’S AWFUL MISTAKE

THE HOUSE AT POO CORNER

THE KISSING HAND

LITTLE BLUE & LITTLE YELLOW

THE LITTLE PRINCE PART 1 

MELISA THE MONKEY

THE SLEEP BOOK 

SOMEBODY LOVES YOU MR. HATCH

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE


READ THE FOLLOWING DOWNLOADABLE (.PDF) BOOKS FROM YOUR PHONE:

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ALL ABOUT APPLE

AMMA’S BIRTHDAY

BED MAKING BLUES

BIG MAC LITTLE DIPPER

BILLY BOGGLESWORTH & THE ROAD TO MUFFINVILLE 

BOBBY BUMBLE AFRAID TO FLY

BOO IN THE SHOE

BRER RABBIT FALLS DOWN THE WELL

BUGS BY NUMBERS

BUHUKI

BUSY BEE

CANDLEENA

EARTH SHAKER

ELEPHANT IN THE CITY

ELLY AND AARGH!!!

ELVES & SHOEMAKER

FADING FLOWERS

FINBO

FISH WITH A WISH

FOUR FRIENDS

GECKO ON THE WALL

HAZEL’S SECRET LIFE

HOUSE FOR A MOUSE

IN OPEN SEA

OUT AND ABOUT

PATRICK FOUND A SOMETHING

THAT’S FUNNY

VELVETEEN RABBIT

WHAT IS LOVE

WHISPERING PALMS

WITCH’S DAUGHTER


 TEACH ONE WORD A DAY DURING YOUR DAILY ROUTINE:

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1. AIR, ALL, ALMOST, ALONE, ALSO, ALWAYS, ANSWER

2. ANY, AWAY, ABOUT, ABOVE, ACT, ADD, ADDRESS

3. AFTER, AGAIN, ART, ASK, BELL, BEND, BENT

4. BEST, BETTER, BAN, BAT, BAY, BOSS, BOTH

5. BRING, BUT, BY, BUY, BECAUSE, BEEN, BEFORE

6. BEGAN, CALL, CAME, CAN, CAP, CAR, CARE

7. CARRY, CLEAN, CLOSE, COME, COST, COULD, COUNT

8. CROSS, CRY, CUT, DOOR, DOT, DROWN, DRAW

9. DREAM, DRIVE, DROP, DARK, DID, FEEL, FEELING

10. FEW, FIGHT, FILL, FIND, FIRE, FACE, FALL

11. FAMILY, FIT, FIRE, FLOOR, FLOWER, FLY, FOOD

12. FOOT, FOR, FOUND, EAT, EAST, ELEPHANT, ELK

13. END, EEL, EGG, EVER, EVERY, EYE, FOX

14. FREELY, FROG, FROM, FULL, FUN, FUR, FAN

15. FED, GOLDEN, GRASS, GREAT, GROW, GIFT, GIVE

16. GLAD, GAP, GARDEN, GIRAFFE, HEAD, HEALTH, HEARD

17. HEART, HIGH, HILL, HIPPO, HOLE, HELP, HEN

18. HERE, HAD, HAPPY, HARD, HAS, HAT, HAVE, HAY

19. HOLIDAY, HOME, HOP, HOPE, HORSE, HOT, HOUSE

20. HOOD, HOW, HURT, ICE, ILL, INSIDE, ISLAND

21. KEEP, KEPT, KEY, KID, CLUE, CUDDLE, CRUNCH

22. KIND, KING, KISS, KITE, KIT, KITTEN, KOALA

23. JET, JOB, JAM, JAR, JEWEL, JUICE, JUMP

24. LAMB, LAND, LAP, LARGE, LATE, LED, LEG

25. LEND, LET, LAST, LIGHT, LIKE, LINE, LION

26. LIT, LITTLE, LOG, LOOK, LOSS, LOST, LOT

27. LOAD, LOSE, LOVE, LOW, LUCK, LUCKY, LUG, LUGGAGE

28. MAD, MADE, MAKE, MAKING, MALL, MAN, MAT


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