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1 Parent Tips to help children to read. ©

2 READING IS THINKING Learning how to read is a developmental process just as learning how to walk and talk. As parents and teachers, we need to provide encouragement with our words and actions to help children along his/her journey of learning how to read. ©

3 Reading is Thinking Sense It Making Inferences Draw Conclusions Connect To Text Ask Questions Summarize Synthesize Decide What is Important Build Fluency Expand Vocabulary Predict and Prove Check Understanding © Source: “Reading Tips for Parents” Eufaula High School Katrina Harris McNear

4 Reading for Meaning It is very important that children learn right from the start that reading is not just simply saying words (decoding). We read to get the author’s message. When children read for meaning, they will make good word choices at difficult parts of the story. Children need to know when their reading doesn’t make sense. Get them to STOP and go back and re read the part that didn’t make sense again. If it doesn’t make sense…STOP…and go back and reread. ©

5 True or False? If children have a few simple reading strategies can this make a significant difference in helping children develop into good readers? ©

6 TRUE Putting a few simple strategies into action will make a significant difference in helping students develop into good readers. ©

7 Reading Strategies that help children learn to read. There are a number of different strategies that you can use with a child when listening to them read aloud. REMEMBER THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF READING IS MEANING. ©

8 Book Talk For a successful read it is important to orient your child to the book. *Read the title and talk about the book cover. *Make a prediction about the story. * Point out unfamiliar vocabulary. ©

9 LOOK AT THE PICTURES) Pictures are important. Always allow your child to use the pictures to help him/her solve new words and gain meaning from the text. For example ask “Is there something in the picture that helps you read that word?” ©

10 Point to the word For emergent readers, allow them to point to the words. Move away from finger pointing when they reach levels 4-5 and let the eyes take over the process. ©

11 RECOGNISING SOUNDS! Does your child recognise the beginning, middle or end sound in the word? Ask, “Can you think of a word that goes with the picture and begins with that sound?” Re-read quickly to see if the word works. ©

12 LOOK FOR WORD CHUNKS. Ask your child to use their fingers to isolate a part of the word (a smaller word within a word OR a chunk that is known, i.e. /at/within “sat”. For example “Cover the beginning” or “cover up the ending”, read the “chunk”. Uncover the other parts and blend them into the word. Look for the words within the words. ©

13 SKIP THE WORD… hop over the word. If your child still doesn’t know the word, tell him/her, to hop over this word and read the rest of the sentence. When the child finishes the sentence say, “now read it again and your brain may just TELL you the word!” It is ok for the child to skip the word and read to the end of the sentence as long as they re-read the whole sentence. ©

14 Tell your child the word (when needed). It is important to maintain the flow. This means we need to build fluency. Fluent readers are able to read orally with speed, accuracy and proper expression. If the book is too hard choose an easier book. boy children HAPPY ©

15 SOME POINTERS… 1.Praise the child! Tell them what fabulous readers they are becoming!! Encourage the child to take risks, say “I know you can do it!” 2.If the reading material is too difficult (your child is struggling with many of the words on the page and THE MEANING OF THE STORY IS BEING LOST, it is more meaningful to read to the child and with the child. The child may need to find a lower level text.

16 3.Reading books that are easy builds confidence and provides enjoyment. 4.Children often need adults to suggest a strategy to use until this becomes second nature. Independent use of the strategies happens at different rates for different children. You may need to prompt the child before they are able to use the strategies on their own. ©


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