Presentation on theme: "How Can You Help Your Child at Home ? Please encourage your child to:- Read as many books as possible and discuss the contents of the book Use correct."— Presentation transcript:
How Can You Help Your Child at Home ? Please encourage your child to:- Read as many books as possible and discuss the contents of the book Use correct book terminology e.g. Author; illustrator; publisher; title; fiction and non-fiction Try to work out unknown words either by sounding them out or using other clues such as a picture or other words from the sentence to help Pay attention to punctuation and read for meaning Stop and correct them if the reading does not make sense Ask questions about the book... What do you think this book is going to be about Who are the main characters, discuss how they are feeling, and how do they know this Where does the story take place What happens in the story, what do you think will happen next. Try to let your child make predictions about the story Why did they do that Do you like this book and why What was the best / funniest / saddest part of the story What does that picture tell you Further tips for sharing books can be found at the back of your child’s reading book. Reading Skills Your Child Needs to Develop Locating print on the page Locating where to start reading – left to right, top to bottom, front to back Spaces between words, and one-to-one matching (pointing to each word as they try to read it) Identify and respond to speech bubbles, punctuation etc. Identify letters and use knowledge of phonics to sound out words Identify ‘tricky’ words (words you can’t sound out) e.g. said, was Identify some of the sounds within a word e.g. What is the first sound? What is the last sound? Understand the terminology – letter, word, sentence Parents and Carers, At Crumlin High Level Primary School, we consider Reading to be of great importance and the key to all aspects of learning, as it impacts everything a child does. In School your child will experience a wide range of reading opportunities which include :- Some of these may happen in the Literacy / Guided Reading Session, but equally the children will have these opportunities through any of the other subjects. Independent reading Guided reading (teacher working with a group to develop a particular reading skill) Shared text work in Literacy sessions Comprehension Research (using ICT / reference books) Group reading (sharing a book with other children)
Literacy Foundation Stage Crumlin High Level Primary School Reading Working and Learning Together How We Support You and Your Child If you would like any further help with your child’s reading, please feel free to speak to any of the Staff or Miss. Philpotts, the Literacy Co- ordinator. Library Books In the Foundation Phase, the children are encouraged to choose their own library book. These books are not levelled and may be much harder than your child is able to tackle independently. Please share these books together. Reading Records All children in School are given a Reading Record Book. This needs to be brought into School, by the school reader, on the days specified by your child’s teacher. Staff will record in this book when they have worked with your child on a specific reading activity. We also ask parents to sign and date when your child has read. There is also a comment box for you to write in if you so choose. High Frequency Words In the Foundation Phase words are sent Home for you to help your child to learn to read. We continue to do this until they are able to read the first 100 most common words. Home Readers Each week your child will come home with a reading book. In the Foundation Phase this may be the book your child has been reading in School to allow them to practice again. However, it will generally be another book on the same level. Please encourage your child to read these books to you (several times if necessary) until they are familiar with the words and demonstrate a good level of understanding. Always encourage your child to stop if what they have read does not make sense, and have another go.