When choosing a book
- if a child cannot decode 5 or more words on a page- the book is too challenging for them.
To practice fluency and expression
have your child read out loud and become the character. Have them change their voice to match the character(s).
Students should be reading 20 minutes or more a day,
either with a parent or independently- to support reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary growth. Have your child keep a log of what they have been reading. They can also keep a book journal. This will continue their writing skills and reinforce the comprehension skill.
D.E.A.R Family Time
(Drop Everything and READ!) All members in the family- turn off all electronics and pick up a piece of literacy- book, magazine, newspaper, the Bible!
Here is a list of
reading comprehension questions
for independent reading support.
What was the main idea of the story?
Who were the characters?
What was the setting?
Tell me the details of the characters/setting.
Is the story fiction or nonfiction?
Make a general statement of you thoughts of the book.
What was the problem/solution?
Sequence of events.
- Review letter names/sounds with your child
- For students in grades 2 & 3 have your child tell you some decoding rules they have learned this year for decoding/encoding a word. Example- blends, vowel teams, digraphs, open syllable, closed syllable
- Put on a spelling bee- review all of their spelling words from the year/or use the Dolch sight words from their grade. https://sightwords.com/sight-words/dolch/
Reading Websites for kids to practice their reading strategies
Read, Write, Think and Reading Rockets
- Resources for both teachers and parents