• 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. 

    After 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. 
    The 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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