SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES FOR HOME
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.
HELP YOUR STUDENT BECOME AN ACTIVE READER
A ask questions
C make connections to the story
T track what’s important....key issues and facts
I make inferences/interpretations
E create the “Eureka” moment when it all fits together!