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More than 8 million students in grades 4 – 12 are struggling readers (US DOE 2008).

40% of high school students cannot read well enough to benefit from their textbooks (NAEP).

In 2004 – 2005 a significant number of 8th (27%) and 10th (36%) graders did not meet reading standards.

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“Those who read a lot will enhance their verbal intelligence; that is, reading will make them smarter.”

Cunningham and Stanovich, 1998

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1. Motivate your children through personal example. 2. Encourage a strong vocabulary.3. Be a good listener.4. Play games such as Scrabble, Hangman, Clue, or

Word Bingo5. If you have access to a computer, encourage your

children to research interests over the Internet.6. Help your child set goals such as reading a set

number of books per month.7. Visit the library regularly.8. Try books on tape.9. Talk about what you are reading and invite your

children to do the same.

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Help us build Hialeah Gardens High School’s own used book store!

Bring your used books and a one page summary of each book to your English/Reading teacher or to Mrs. Concepcion in room 3119 and receive 4 hours of community service.

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Generation DeadGym CandyHomeboyzLife of Pi

Little Brother Shark Girl

ShiftSuck It Up

Suite ScarlettThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

The Botany of DesireThe Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-

Banks: a novelThe Hunger Games

The Last Exit to NormalThe Market

Three Little Words: a memoirUnwind

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianThe Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks: a novelHomeboyzSuite ScarlettThree Little Words: a memoirUnwindThe Hunger Games

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Road-Map Book Report Newsletter Book Report Job Application Re-writing a Book Create an additional final chapter for the novel Create a speech as a character from the novel Concentration game Resume Writing Brochure Top Ten Websites

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Read two or more books from our Summer Reading List

Complete a creative book report on each book

Turn it in to your English teachers at the end of second

week of school

[email protected]

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List three things you have learned today about how to help your child be a better reader.

List two questions you still have.

As a parent, what would you like more information about?

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The Parent Academy


Helping Your Child Series

Key Things Parents Can Do To Make Sure Their Children Are Prepared for the 21st Century

Education News Parents Can Use

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Key Things Parents Can Do To Make Sure Their Children Are Prepared for the 21st Century

Education News Parents Can Use


Parent Network (Available in Spanish and Creole)

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Carmen S. Concepcion, Reading Coach/Department [email protected]

Christine [email protected]

School Phone: (305) 305-698-5000

Please call us regarding any questions about reading.