Ideas for Reading at Home:
Pick a comfortable spot for reading with limited distractions.
Read to your child and have your child read to you.
If your child is stuck on an unknown word, ask them to use their reading strategies such as:
* Look at the picture,
* Get your mouth ready,
* What word could fit?
* Does your guess look right?
* Does your guess sound right?
Reread an old favorite story. Multiple readings of the same book increases fluency and builds confidence.
Practice reading in a smooth tone and change your voice to sound like the characters.
Most of all, have fun with reading!
Questions before, during, and after reading:
Prior to reading a new story---
Ask your child what they think may happen.
Look at the cover and talk about what they observe.
Making predictions sparks interest in reading!
Pause to ask your child what is happening in the story.
How are the characters feeling? Why?
What may happen next?
Ask your child to retell the story.
What happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story?
What was the problem?How was it solved?
True understanding lies within our ability to connect to the text: Ask questions such as:
Does this story remind you about your life?
Have you ever felt like the character(s)?
What would you have done if you were in the story?