Reading Tips & Ideas

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney

Reading at Home

The purpose of reading at home is to build fluency, comprehension, word-solving and a love for reading in a supportive, loving environment using text at an independent level.

Encourage your child to sound out words they don't quickly know. Allow them to try a few times before helping them out. Give support that they are doing a great job. 

Ask questions that invite recall AND thinking, such as, "Why do you think _________ happened?" or "What do you think ___________ means?" Urge re-reading to build comprehension as needed.