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1 Helping Your Student Become a Better Reader

2 What might be causing my child trouble? The text (book) is too hard. Model – He/she doesnt know why reading is important. Fluency – It takes too long to figure out the words. Comprehension – He/she cant understand what he or she is reading.

3 Choosing a Just Right Book Five Finger Check If your child does not know 5 or more words on 1 page, it is too difficult! Is the book interesting? Can your child understand what he/she is reading? Is your child reading fluently?

4 Modeling Good Reading Practices Let your child see you reading for pleasure and for work. Set aside a time when the whole family reads. Turn off the T.V. and computer. Go to the library once a week. Give books as gifts for rewards, holidays, and birthdays.

5 Ways to Improve Fluency Reread familiar books. …and again and again and again… Read books that are easy to read. (at independent reading level) Listen to books on tape/CD/mp3. Practice sight words. Tape your child and have them listen to themselves read. Or record themselves on the computer using SoundRecorder (on all computers) or Audacity (free download).

6 Reading with your student Title, author, prediction If there are pictures in the book, take a picture/book walk. Ask questions as you read with your child. Ask them about their favorite page or part. Have them retell the story (page, chapter) or write a summary! (beginning, middle, end or 5-finger retell)

7 5 Finger Retell

8 Help Your Child Make Connections What do you already know? Text-to-Self Text-to-Text Text-to-World

9 What Can My Student Read Magazines Newspaper Graphic Novels Series books Recipes Poetry Songs

10 Common Terms Teachers Use Reading tests that teachers use: DRA, QRI, STAR, … WPM – words per minute How many words your child can read in a minute. Reading Level – the grade level that your child is reading Comprehension – understanding the book Fluency – how well they are reading the book

11 Useful Websites e_reading_booklist.mspxwww.rif.org/educators/books/kids_dont_lik e_reading_booklist.mspx (for boys)www.guysread.com (famous people reading books)www.onlinebooks.com (not free)www.raz-kids.com


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