• Here are some helpful hints for assisting your child when reading at home:
    • Explore books!  Visit the local library or bookstore to find books on topics that interest them.
    • Read, read, read! 
    • Have your child read at least 20 minutes a night. 
    • Your child can read independently, aloud to an adult or back and forth with a partner. 
    • Enjoy this reading time with your child.  It is a time spent that you won't regret!  
       -Ask questions!  predictions, characters, main idea, problem, solution, retell, genre, moral
       -Make it fun!
       -Be an example!  Children learn by example, so let your child see you read whether it be a book, newspaper, cookbook, etc.
    • Pick a good fit!  A book that is a good match for your child should meet the following requirements:  interesting, understand what they are reading, can retell the story, knows most of the words.
             -For beginner readers: - point to words as you read in all settings, stores, streets, etc. - memorize sight words - don't immediately tell an unknown word to your child.  Instead ask them to sound in out, break it into parts, look for smaller words - skip the word, re-read sentence and go back-  what word would make sense?
             -For Advanced readers: - notice interesting, new vocabulary words, and make it a challenge to use them in conversation - read with expression - explore non-fiction books, and their text features along with other genres as well - compare and contrast books or books and movies
    Readers are learners!!! 
Last Modified on October 13, 2015