Created by an experienced classroom teacher, this resource features ready-to-go homework pages that target grade-level reading standards for both literary and informational text. Assignments include a reading passage and a short letter to families that gives directions and suggestions about how to help their children before, during, and after reading. Text-dependent comprehension questions for each passage also support the specific reading standard. Perfect for effectively building the school-home connection. How to use this product: Why Silent Reading Is Not Enough (Read-Aloud!)Silent reading does not teach students to read with expression, use voice inflections, or adjust their rate of reading to reflect the content. Nor does it offer any information about the student’s awareness of punctuation. When reading independently, many young readers may fail to pause for commas or quotation marks or stop for periods, which can impede their ability to make meaning of the text.