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Resources and Tips for Parents of Third Graders

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Resources and Tips for Parents of Third Graders

Pasco County Schools aims to ensure that all third-grade students have the necessary reading skills to be successful in grade four and beyond. To be promoted to fourth grade, a student must score a Level 2 or higher in reading on the FSA English Language Arts assessment.

Ten minutes a day of focused independent reading has the potential to change a child’s academic life, and that might, in turn, change their life’s trajectory. From Disruptive Thinking by Beers & Probst, p. 136

Tips for Parents

• Schedule a parent conference to discuss your child’s progress in reading

• Encourage your child to read at home nightly

• Talk with your child about what they read and what they are learning

Percentile Rank: 30 1.8 min. Baseline words read per year: 106,000 Plus 10 minutes per day = 694,889 words per year Percent increase in word exposure: 556% 50 Percentile Rank: 50 4.6 min. Baseline words read per year: 282,000 Plus 10 minutes per day = 895,043 words per year Percent increase in word exposure: 217% 70 Percentile Rank: 70 9.6 min. Baseline words read per year: 622,000 Plus 10 minutes per day = 1,269,917 words per year Percent increase in word exposure: 104% 90 98 Percentile Rank: 90 21.1 min. Baseline words read per year: 1,823,000 Plus 10 minutes per day = 2,686,981 words per year Percent increase in word exposure: 47% Percentile Rank: 98 65 min. Baseline words read per year: 4,358,000 Plus 10 minutes per day = 5,028,462 words per year Percent increase in word exposure: 15% Tips for Parents A look at what happens when only 10 minutes a day is added to a student’s reading.

Resources to support you and your child in developing and practicing reading skills at home

Pasco Schools Third Grade Curriculum Guide https://bit.ly/2ndtRug

Florida Depatment of Education Read to Learn Document https://bit.ly/2lKIZim

Pasco Schools Read-At-Home Plan https://bit.ly/2mmyJgt

 

Section 1008.25(5), Florida Statutes (F.S.), to be promoted to fourth grade, a third-grade student must score a Level 2 or above on the statewide Florida Standards Assessment – English Language Arts (FSA-ELA). Also, a parent of a student in grade 3, who is identied anytime during the year as being at-risk of retention, may request that the school immediately begin collecting portfolio evidence. Adapted from Adams (2006) with baseline data from Anderson, Wilson & Fielding (1988). From Disrupting Thinking by Beers & Probst, p. 137