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 "________"?  Tell me.

    • Who are the authors/illustrators of this book?

    • Have you read any other books by this author or about this subject? 


    While Reading

    • Questions to assess understanding:  What do you think ______ means?

    • Questions to link experiences:  Have you ever heard a wolf's cry?

    • Questions to compare:  How is your family similar or different from 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 _____ 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 your child's thoughts!