Weekly reading tips for parents... from Reading Rockets
Tell family tales
Children love to hear stories about their family. Talk about a funny thing that happened when you were young.
Create a writing toolbox
Fill a box with drawing and writing materials. Find opportunities for your child to write, such as the shopping list, thank you notes, or birthday cards.
Be your child's #1 fan
Ask your child to read aloud what he or she has written for school. Be an enthusiastic listener.When your child gets stuck on a word they can...
-get their mouth ready for the beginning sound or sounds up to the vowel.
-look at the picture and think about what would make sense.
-run their finger under the word and say the sounds or word parts they know.
-see what they know about the word (chunk it or break it into smaller words they know)
-skip it and then go back and think about what would make sense
Have a great week!