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December 13, 2013


Reading Everyday: Tips and Tricks From the Reading Interventionist

Over the holiday break please enjoy your time with family and friends. Here are a few ideas that incorporate meaningful reading and writing experiences with some holiday fun!


  • If you are doing some special cooking or baking, invite your child to help. Have your child write the recipe to share with a friend or family member. 
  • Write thank you notes to friends and family.
  • A traditional idea is writing a letter to Santa. Another step would be to add some persuasion to the letter and have your child explain why she/he would like a particular gift. 
  • Have your child help you wrap gifts and he/she can write the label of the person that it is going to this holiday season. 
  • Invite your child to address and write holiday cards with you.
  • Pick a favorite carol and write the words of it together, incorporating letters, sounds, and sight words.
  • Enjoy the lights of the season together and have your child sketch what he/she thought was most special. Then your child could write about it too. 
  • If traveling, play "I spy" games, rhyming games, or list words that all start with the same sound while in the car. 
  • Keep a journal of any fun activities to present to his/her class when we return on Monday, January 6th
  • Most importantly, please take time to have conversations with your child, and cherish those memories! 

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For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.