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           Welcome to Mrs. Burkhard's Reading Website

                  Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year!!

                  Reading is fun in Room 211B at WES!

       In reading class I use a diverse set of strategies and methods to deliver the individualized instruction and support that children need to enhance their reading development.The ongoing collaboration with classroom teachers, parents, and administrators throughout the year, will help provide high leveled literacy for all of our students. My main goal is to teach your child the skills and strategies needed to make him/her a confidant, successful, enthusiatic reader.

          Picture books are great for children and adults of all ages.
             Here are some favorite picture books  to check out...
     Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border
       Dream Big Little Pig! by Kristi Yamaguchi
     The Day the Crayons Quit! by Drew Daywalt
               The Day the Crayons Came Home  by Drew Daywalt 
       Read any good books?  Send me a review and I will post it! 
    Here are some of my favorite books for young adults:
      The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
          Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living in a shopping mall, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain.  He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he's seen, his friends Stella and Bob, and painting.  Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home - and his own art- through new eyes.  When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it's up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.
     Counting By Sevens  by Holly Goldberg Sloan. It's about a girl named Willow Chance.  She is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. Suddenly her world is challenged. 

    Wonder by R.J.Palacio.
    August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
               Have a question?
     Collaboration between teacher and parent is very important to your child's success. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.


     email: burkhardd@wantaghschools.org  (Email is easiest and quickest)



    How Can You Help Your Child at Home?

    Read aloud to your child every day.

    Read and write often to serve as a model to your child.

    Show your child that reading is a part of everyday life and is an enjoyable experience.

    Set up a regular family reading time (e.g. before bed, after dinner).

    Read novels on long car trips and bring stories on

    tape for listening.

    Set up a Neighborhood Reading circle to discuss books.

    Pick books based on interest.

    Discuss books!

    Have your child act out what they have read.

    Encourage your child to explore answers using informational text.

    Visit the library and bookstores often.

    Buy books and magazines for gifts.

    Have fun with reading and books!

    Make reading a fun time..... Make reading part of your every day life.