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    By RebeccaH

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    I teach a year 1 class in Western Australia. This is what I do. My children have an A4 card which is divided up according to the month. They take a book home each night and read to a parent who signs. In the morning they come into school and have some other mum or dad or me hear them read. We sign as the morning reader. The date and name of book is also there. Obviously I am lucky as I have three large boxes of books that the children pick from. I have them labelled easy reads, medium reads and long reads. All the books are colour coded by me. At my school I would have 2 or 3,000 books to pick from. Each grade level has there own. I have always done it this way as it gets them ready for more formal homework. Often at the beginning of year 1 the books are written by me and photocopied so we can drill during the day and everyone is on the same reading. Do American schools not own school reading books?

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