It gives the child an overview of the story so that they can concentrate on reading for meaning It prepares them for unfamiliar vocabulary enabling them to read with 95% success It gives the child more confidence to tackle the text Pre-Read Helping your child to decode
Sight recognition Rhyming words Sound buttons Blending/segmenting Picture clues Read sentence leaving out a word. Discuss what the word could be. Word games Positive reinforcement Helping your child to decode
Stay calm! Allow the child time to decode the word before telling them. Encourage sounding out Prompt the child to look at the pictures, there may be a clue. Encourage the child to re-read the sentence, or complete the sentence. When a child gets stuck
Reading Skills … understanding – (higher order reading skills)
Reading is a complex process. It involves more than just reading the words; it involves getting at the message behind the words. We can be fooled into thinking that learners can read effectively when, in fact, they are merely efficient decoders who gain little understanding of the writers’ message. What is Reading?
Many children are decoders, not readers. Children must know that text is supposed to make sense and they need explicit instruction in how to comprehend. What is Reading?
Be a great role model Let them catch you reading Let your children see that you get pleasure from reading Share your favourite books/reading material with them Show them the value of being able to read What Can You Do To Help Your Child?
Make the experience pleasurable Find a comfortable place Give them plenty of time Avoid interruptions Keep the time positive Stay clear of competition and comparisons with others – reading scheme-itis. What Can You Do To Help Your Child?
Provide a wide range of reading material A school reading book is only one part of a child’s reading repertoire What Can You Do To Help Your Child? Magazines Comics Information books Brochures Catalogues Flyers Newspapers Websites Take-away menus Instructions Guide books
8 magical strategies for improving comprehension Make connections Infer Predict Visualise Question Determine importance Synthesise Fix-up strategies What Can You Do To Help Your Child?