These guidelines will help you and your student enjoy reading at home!

    ·        Have your child read aloud to you. Oral reading is a complicated process and make sure to be supportive and encouraging of the effort.

    ·        Reread stories to build sight vocabulary and fluency.

    ·        Ask questions to check for comprehension. Talk about new and/or unfamiliar words or figures of speech.

    ·        Read to your child, modeling expression.

    ·        Take turns reading, I read, you read.

    ·        Talk about the stories before and after reading. Discuss the main characters, the

    ·        problem, the setting and what the child liked best about the story. In chapter books, try to guess what might happen next—and why?

    ·        Read a variety of literature...Mother Goose rhymes, fairy tales, fiction and non-fiction.

    ·        Play word games, practice making rhyming words, talk about synonyms and antonyms.

    ·        Sincerely praise the child’s efforts (such as...”I like the way you sounded out that word” or “good job remembering to stop at the period so the story makes sense.”

    ·        Obtain a library card and visit the library often.

    ·        Keep books in the car for reading at or on the ferry, or waiting at other times.

    ·        Set a good example with your own reading time. Children learn best by example.

    ·        Conference with your child’s teacher and/or LAP reading teacher to support and monitor progress.



                             A  ask questions

                             C  make connections to the story

                             T  track what’s important....key issues and facts

                              I   make inferences/interpretations

                             V  visualize

                             E  create the “Eureka” moment when it all fits together!