Move On When Reading
What is Move On When Reading? Established by Arizona state law, starting in the 2013-14 school year, school districts are required to retain students in third grade if they fall far below the established reading proficiency level for third grade on the AzMERIT reading test. Under this law, there are some groups of students who may be exempt from this requirement due to specific situations.What is AJUSD doing about this? AJUSD believes in providing students early intervention. This system of identifying student needs and intervening in all AJUSD schools is Response to Intervention, or RtI. Schools in AJUSD use assessments to identify students in need of additional support as early as possible. In addition to high quality instruction in the classroom, each school also has a system to provide early interventions through Title I, Special Education, etc. Read more about Move On When Reading HERE.What can parents do at home? Apache Junction Schools value the partnership between home and school. We know that in working together, our students will experience success. Below please find some tips for strengthening children's reading skills at home as well as links to specific resources available online through the district:Tips:
- Find time every day to read together with your child. Ask your child to read to you. Ask questions about the story such as: What just happened? How do you think this character feels? Why? What might happen next?
- Make sure your child has access to books. Check out the wonderful Apache Junction Library, or arrange a book swap with friends. Ask your child what book he/she is reading from the school library. Consider online text (see tools below for Tumblebooks and other websites)
- Each month find new ideas in the Building Readers Newsletter:
Starfall: http://www.starfall.com/Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/play/ABCya: http://www.abcya.com/Reading Planet: http://www.rif.org/kids/readingplanet.htmOther Resources:
- AR Home Connect- Use your student's login to see what your student is reading independently and comprehension quiz scores
- Tumblebooks- An online library of books for grades K-3. These animated books are read aloud to students and can be read at home from any computer.
- Websites dedicated to early literacy:
PTA – Parent Guides to Student Success: Kindergarten-High School, in English and Spanish
The Guide includes:
- Key items that children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade.
- Activities that parents can do at home to support their child’s learning.
- Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child’s teacher.
- Tips for planning for college and career (high school only).
Parent Guides – Printable Versions English
Guía Para Padres Para Fomentar El Éxito Escolar
These guides provide an overview of what your child will learn by the end of each grade level in mathematics and English language arts/literacy. Esta guías presentan un panorama general del aprendizaje que habrá adquirido su hijo al final de cada grado en matemáticas y artes lingüísticas en inglés/alfabetización. Kindergarten Kindergarten 1st Grade 1er Grado 2nd Grade 2do Grado 3rd Grade 3er Grado 4th Grade 4to Grado 5th Grade 5to Grado 6th Grade 6to Grado 7th Grade 7mo Grado 8th Grade 8vo Grado High School English Inglés En La Escuela Preparatoria High School Math Matemática En La Escuela Preparatoria