• Reading Tips

    • Helping Your Student Read


      1.  Read every day for at least 20 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!