READING STRATEGIES to use at home with your child...
READ EVERY NIGHT! Read at leave 15 minutes every night. Your child may read to you, or you can share a book and take turns reading.
WHEN READING AT HOME WITH YOUR CHILD, KEEP THESE POINTERS IN MIND:
Take a picture walk and make predictions about what may happen in the book
Stop evey once in a while and ask your child to retell the story. If heshe has trouble, go back and reread or ask the child questions to help with retelling
Stop every once in a while and ask your child to predict what may happen next
Encourage your child to ask questions while he/she reads
After reading, talk about the story or chapter. Ask what your child liked or disliked, compare characters, or ask if the book reminded him/her of another book he/she has read.
WHEN YOUR CHILD COMES ACROSS AN UNKNOWN WORD, TRY THESE STRATEGIES:
Get your mouth ready to say the word
Does that word look like any other words you know?
Is there a chunk in the word that you know? (example: and in the word stand)
Stretch the word out
Does the word make sense after you try it?
HAVE FUN WITH READING AND MODEL READING AT HOME. SHOW YOUR CHILD THAT READING IS IMPORTANT. TALK WITH YOUR CHILD...ORAL LANGUAGE HELPS BUILD VOCABULARY.
Raising A Reader
1. Read to or with your child every day, for at least 15 minutes
2. Create reading routines using, "The Three B's"
B- books (provide your child with plenty of books)
B- book basket (create space to store books in one place)
B- bed lamp (read before your child goes to bed)
3. Ask your child open-ended questions about their reading
(characters, setting, plot, events, solution)
4. When your child is stuck on a word ask the following questions:
What does the beginning letter (s) sound like?
Do you see any parts inside the word that you know?
Can you break the word apart?
Look at the picture clues, do you see any clues?
Skip it and read the rest of the sentence. Then re-read again.
Last resort - provide the word
5. Show your child that you are a reader! Read books
6. Surround your child with WORDS, both spoken and written to increase his/her vocabulary
7. Get your child a library card and make regular visits
8. Make books available in every room of your home
9. Help your child find books he/she is interested in
10. Limit your child's exposure to TV, video games and computer time and spend more time READING!