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You can read with Sam for 30 minutes daily. Ask Sam to read out loud to you for you to monitor accuracy. Then, you can ask Sam some questions from the story. There are two types of questions, literal questions, which Sam does well with. And inferencing, which is the area he struggled. Ask Sam some questions that are not literally stated in the text. He will need to use the context clues from what he has read to make a logical inference. Ask him to explain his reasoning.
Today I would like to share with you the work and progress of Sam in the class so far this year. Feel free to ask questions at any time.
Ok...wow...great! It looks like Sam is doing many interesting activities in school.
In class, I will work with Sam in small groups as well. I will focus on practicing making inferences in Guided reading groups. Also, I will give Sam some inference task cards he can work through when he arrives to school, before class starts. I will monitor Sam's progress over the next four weeks and send you a follow-up email. I appreciate your support at home!
Sam has made great progress this year in reading. Here are some of Sam's reading quizzes, homework and classroom samples. However, with the most recent reading assessment, Sam had some difficulty with inferences.
Thank you Ms. Vail. We will practice with Sam at home and we look forward to hearing from you next month.
Ok. Thank you for letting us know. We didn't expect this. What can we do?
First, don't worry too much. As Sam has been making great progress, it is possible this was a one time thing. Here are some things you can do at home.