How can you help your child become a better reader?
Here are some reading strategies that we have been working on in class:
*Use picture clues to figure out tricky words.
*Say the beginning sound(s).
*Look for word chunks (word families, sight words).
*Skip the word and go back to it.
*Does the word make sense?
Your child should be reading independently for at least 15-20 minutes a day!
You should still continue reading to your child. This is so important!! Your child will learn about reading with fluency and expression from you- so ham it up!!!
Keep practicing those sight words! We will have 125 by the end of first grade!
Some tips for helping with comprehension:
*Read like your talking- not like a robot;)
*Watch out for periods, question marks, and exclamation marks! Slow down!
* Reread and see if it makes sense.
*Ask questions (How, why, when, where, etc)
*Make predictions (What is this story going to be about? What might happen next?)