2 The Five Essential Components of Reading Phonemic awarenessPhonicsReading fluencyVocabulary developmentReading comprehension strategies
3 The Five Essential Components of Reading Phonemic awareness–Recognizing and using individual sounds to create words.Phonics–Understanding the relationships between written letters and spoken sounds.Reading fluency–Developing the ability to read a text accurately and quickly.
4 The Five Essential Components of Reading Vocabulary development–Learning the meaning and pronunciation of words.Reading comprehension strategies–Acquiring strategies to understand, remember and communicate what is read.
6 True or FalseUndertaking a few simple reading strategies can make a significant difference in helping children develop into good readers and writers.
7 True or FalseTRUE: Putting a few simple strategies into action will make a significant difference in helping children develop into good readers and writers. Through reading aloud, providing print materials, and promoting positive attitudes about reading and writing, you can have a powerful impact on children's literacy and learning.
9 about what’s going to happen next Predictmake a smart guessabout what’s going to happen next
10 look closer when something is confusing Reread tolook for cluesClarifylook closer when something is confusing
11 imagine a picture in your mind Visualizeimagine a picture in your mind
12 asking questions to learn more Ask Questionsasking questions to learn more
13 Make Connections connect what you’re reading to your life or something else you’ve read
14 retell what happened in the story Summarizeretell what happened in the story
15 Homework Tips (Reading Strategies in Action) Have your child read aloud to you every night.Ask your child to tell you in his or her own words what happened in a story.Before getting to the end of a story, ask your child what he or she thinks will happen next and why.
16 Homework Tips (Reading Strategies in Action) To check your child’s understanding of what he or she is reading, occasionally pause and ask your child questions about the characters and events in the story.Choose a quiet place, free from distractions, at which your child may do his or her nightly reading assignments.
17 Homework Tips (Reading Strategies in Action) Ask your child why he or she thinks a character acted in a certain way, and ask your child to support his or her answer with information from the story.After your child has stopped to correct a word he or she has read, have him or her go back and reread the entire sentence from the beginning to make sure he or she understands what the sentence is saying.