Here are some helpful hints for assisting your child when reading at home:
-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.
- 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!
- 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 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 moviesReaders are learners!!!