4First, I invent most of the words since I don’t know what a letter is or the names of many letters. I use books to help me tell the story. I often memorize the book-I can read with my eyes shut!
5Soon, I learn to read the words that are on the page Soon, I learn to read the words that are on the page. I learn that the black marks are letters and that there are spaces between words. I learn the names and sounds of the letters. I look for little words in big words and begin to sound out unknown words.If I know “AT”, then I know CAT, MAT, RAT…..If I know “ICE”, then I know MICE, RICE, DICE…
6Begin by teaching me to read words that make sense to me Begin by teaching me to read words that make sense to me. Teach me my name!LINDSAYNAZMIRyan
7Learning to write also helps me learn to read Learning to write also helps me learn to read. Through writing, I learn the difference between a letter, a word, and a sentence.I learn that reading is thought written down. I learn that people write for a reason and that people can read what they write.
8I learn that reading has to make sense I learn that reading has to make sense. When I get stuck on a word I do this:
10Help me learn the “GLUE” words, like the Help me learn the “GLUE” words, like the. Most of them are hard or impossible to sound out.Th-e
11I like to try to figure out the words by myself first. **Sometimes I like to read a book OVER and OVER and OVER again!
12I Love To Play With Language! POOL-SCHOOLRiddles and jokes and rhymes are fun! They help me learn to read and write.
13I like to talk about what I am reading I like to talk about what I am reading. Sometimes though, I can read the words, but they don’t make sense.
14Help me pick “just right” books to read-not too easy or I will be bored, not too hard or I will be frustrated.DON’T EVER leave me struggling through a tough book. I feel good when I know most of the words.
15I love to read to you. You can see what a good reader I am becoming I love to read to you. You can see what a good reader I am becoming. I also like to read to someone younger than me. When I read “easy” books aloud, I can read smoothly. I can read with expression.
16Even though I am getting to be a good reader, I still want you to read to me. I love stories, but I also really enjoy information books. I like to learn about the planets, the weather and dinosaurs.
17Help me read and write every day at home. I can help you too Help me read and write every day at home. I can help you too. I can help you by:*making a grocery list*reading the directions on a package*writing invitations*writing a note to grandma*reading food labels*reading the news headline to you*sharing a comic from the newspaper*finding out information from the TV guide.
18By reading, I am becoming a better writer By reading, I am becoming a better writer. By writing I am becoming a better reader. Please let me read my writing to you.
20Make Reading FunReading aloud can be a lot of fun, not just for parents but for all family members. Here are some ways to get the most out of reading to your young child:Read with drama and excitement! Use different voices for different characters in the story. Use your child's name instead of a character's name. Make puppets and use them to act out a story.Re-read your child's favorite stories as many times as your child wants to hear them, and choose books and authors that your child enjoys. Read stories that have repetitive parts and encourage your child to join in.Point to words as you read them. This will help your child make a connection between the words he or she hears you say and the words on the page. Read all kinds of material – stories, poems, information books, magazine and newspaper articles, and comics.Encourage relatives and friends to give your child books as gifts.Take your child to the library and look at interactive CD-ROMs and the Internet, as well as books.Subscribe to a magazine for your child. He or she will love receiving mail!The more you enjoy the reading experience, the more your child will enjoy it.
21 Read Every DayChildren love routine, and reading is something that you and your child can look forward to every day. By taking the time to read with your child, you show him or her that reading is important and fun to do.Try to read with your child as often as possible. It's the best thing you can do to help him or her learn at school! It also allows you to spend time together in an enjoyable way and to build a strong and healthy relationship.
22Set an ExampleAs a parent, you are your child's most important role model. If your child sees you reading, especially for pleasure or information, he or she will understand that reading is a worthwhile activity.
23Talk About BooksTalking about the books you read is just as important as reading them. Discussing a story or a book with your child helps your child understand it and connect it to his or her own experience of life. It also helps enrich your child's vocabulary with new words and phrases.
24Listen to your child read As your child learns to read, listen to him or her read aloud. Reading to you gives your child a chance to practise and to improve his or her reading skills.As you listen to your child, remember that your reactions are important. Above all, listen without interrupting. Be enthusiastic and praise your child as often as you can. If possible, be specific with your praise so that your child knows what he or she is doing well.
25Show that you value your child's efforts Remember, your child needs to know that you value his or her efforts. Children learn to read over time, with lots of practice and support from parents and teachers.
26Talk to Your ChildOral language is the foundation for reading. Listening and speaking are a child's first introduction to language. Talking and singing teach your child the sounds of language, making it easier for him or her to learn how to read.
27When children see their parents and teachers working together, they feel more secure and confident. Taking an interest in your child's education will help your child do better in school.Your child's teacher can provide advice about helping your child learn to read. Here are some topics you could discuss with the teacher:your child's reading level the reading goals for your child and how you can support your child in working towards those goalsbooks that your child could read easily and books that he or she would find more difficultbooks and authors your child might enjoythe level of your child's interest in reading – for example, whether he or she chooses to read for enjoyment reading strategies your child could use books or guides that could help you help your childYour child's teacher can suggest a variety of strategies that your child can and should use to learn how to read, and especially to get through difficult passages.
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29Slide show adapted from Parent Resources in Grades 1-2 Teacher’s Resource Book Nelson Publishing 2004And Ontario Ministry Of Education Parent’s Resources PageSlide show adapted from Parent Resources in Grades 1-2 Teacher’s Resource Book Nelson Publishing 2004And Ontario Ministry Of Education Parent’s Resources Page