Your child should be reading or be read to each night for at least 20 minutes each night.
Take some time before reading your books to make predictions and do picture walks.
reading, have the children talk about the story. They should share if
their prediction was accurate, close, or far off. They should also
practice retelling the story from beginning to end using details. Ask
your child if they made any connections to the book that they were
reading. You can ask about connections by asking if it made them think
of something from their life (text to self) or if it made them think of another book
that they have read (text to text).
At this point we really like for children
to be practicing their fluency. With that being said, it is also so
important for adults to be reading them books too! This class loves
read alouds. You can still practice and model the reading skills with
books that you read to them! They can also get to hear books that are
still too hard for them to read but they are so interested in.
bottom line is we want children to read for fun and to love it. We
don't want to have them view this as a homework assignment or something
that they have to do.
Please let me know if you have specific questions.
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