• Our Reading Series is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, JOURNEYS Common Core.  The students will begin their first of 2 reading books.  We will utilize 7 school days for each story. Days 1 - 5 will be be used strictly for skills, vocabulary, and comprehension.  Days 6 and 7 will be test days and writing skills days.  I will send home a list of sight words on Day 1.  Please practice these words daily with your child.  They should be able to say them and put them into sentences.  There will be a phonics skill that we will practice every day as well.  They will have Spelling words to practice using this skill.  Spelling words will also be sent home on Day 1.  Students will bring home their Reading book on the day before the Comprehension test for you to hear their story and review their "Review Sheet" for homework.  Our English skills will also be practiced during the week.  An entire list of skills will be on the "Focus Sheet" that will be sent home on Day 1.