Gnomes Read, Write, and Think

"Yeah, I've seen those things they think are gnomes," said Ron, bent double with his head in a peony bush, "like fat little Santa Clauses with fishing rods…” -JK Rowling

Poetry Performance

Poetry performances begin for all three classes on October 11!

Students should be practicing reading their poem aloud fluently for five minutes every night. Students have written in their planners which days in October they will be performing their poem for the class. Remember, this is a READING FLUENCY development job. It is not intended as a memorization exercise. If students have memorized their poem, they should find a new one to practice.
Research on best practice supports this type of work for increasing reading fluency.

Periodically, listen to your child read his/her poem aloud and give corrective feedback about speed, expression, volume, phrasing, and accuracy.

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