• Reading Tips


    Helping Your Student Read

    1. Read every day for at least 15 minutes
    2. Read a variety of subjects.  Poetry, biographies, mysteries, how to books, etc. 
    3. Ask questions.  
    4. Take turns.  Have everyone get involved.  Parents, students grandparents, siblings, and babysitters.  

    Questions: A Parents' Guide To Reading

     Before Reading:

    • Look at the cover; what do you think this book will be about?
    • Do you know anything about "rockets"? Tell me. 
    • Who are the authors/illustrators of this book?
    • Have you read any other books by this author or about this subject:
    • What does the back at the inside jacket tell us about this book? 

    While Reading:

    • Questions to assess understanding: What do you think damp means?
    • Questions to link experiences: Have you ever head a wolf's cry?
    • Questions to compare: How is your family similar or different than the boy in this story?
    • Questions to relate or express opinion: Did you like this character/setting? Why/Why not?
    • Questions to predict: What do you think will happen?
    • Questions to guide observation: From the picture can you tell where the rabbit is going?

    After Reading:

    • What was the story about?
    • What was your favorite or least favorite part?
    • What would you change?


    Take the opportunity to discuss the child's thoughts

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