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Reading Tips for Parents

How to help your child with reading...


*Encourage reading at home for at least 20 minutes each day.

 

*Ask your child what he or she is reading about and offer to read with or to your child. 

 

*Celebrate your child’s success with reading.


*Provide your child with a variety of reading materials (newspapers, magazines, books, letters, etc.)


*Help your child find a cozy spot to read.

 

*Read stories aloud to expose your child to good writers and writing. This will benefit your child as a reader and a writer.


*Encourage your child to use these "Good Reader" Strategies when reading...


  • predict--guess ahead before they read and while they are reading


  • infer-read between the lines and use clues fro the text to make their own decisions


  • make connections--think of things they know about or have experienced to make text to self, text to text, or text to world connections when reading


  • question--ask questions about information they don't understand or wonder about


  • visualize-- create pictures in their minds of sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touch

  • determine important information--choose what should be remembered

  • summarize and synthesize--say what they have read in their own words

  • monitor and repair understanding--stop when confused and use strategies to help make sense of the reading

 

*Visit the International Reading Association website (http://www.reading.org) for more reading resources for students from preschool to teenage years.



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