Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Challenge Explained - for families

Throughout November we will be running home- reading project called RIRE (Reading Is Really Exciting.  Each class (through discussion with peers and their teacher) will agree upon a length of time for daily independent reading.  This will be their target and, of course, will vary according to the age of the children.

Your child might read independently in the mornings or in the evenings, depending on your commitments. Of course, we would like your help. So, how can you help?

·  Make sure your child has a comfortable place to read and some reading material (magazine, comic, picture book, non-fiction…)

·  Decide to limit TV and computer games in November to prioritise reading

·  Notice how many minutes of reading they do and sign off the number of minutes spent on reading each day (including weekends)

·  Sit with them and silently read your own choice of material at the same time

Your child’s efforts will be rewarded with tickets (more reading = more tickets) and these tickets will be entered for a prize draw to win a prize. More tickets = more chance of winning a prize. The challenge will start on Monday 7th November and will run from Monday to Monday.  It will continue for 4 weeks therefore the last prize draw will be on Monday 5th December.

I hope you can find the time to support this project. I am sure it will have a positive impact on the children’s enthusiasm for reading (while also giving you a valid excuse to put your feet up and enjoy a good read!!!!)

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