STRATEGIES TO BECOME A BETTER READER
Here are some important reading strategies that your child is learning to use before, during, and after reading.
Predict what the book is about by looking at the title. Set a purpose for reading, example: I am going to read this book because I want to learn more about horses. Take a picture walk through the book, ask: What is happening in the picture?
~Visualize-make a movie in your head just like you do when listening to a story.
~Question- think about the story, asking yourself who, what, where, when, why, how.
~Decode-figure out unknown words using print strategies
*Use your finger to point to each word to keep track of where you are reading
*Get your mouth ready to say the word
*Use beginning sounds to figure out words
*Use ending sounds to figure out words
*Use pictures on the page for clues
*Use word chunks or group of letters in a pattern like _at, _ell, _ice
*Look for a smaller word within a word
*Skip the word and read to the end of the sentence, sometimes the word that makes sense pops up
*Reread the sentence to see if it makes sense
~Make predictions-What happens next?
*What other story is like this one?
*Have you felt the same way as a character in the story?
*Did something similar happen to you?
*Does it help you to think about something in real life?
*What did you think of the story?
*How did it make you feel?
*What was most important in the story? One way to do this is to think:
--but (there was a problem)
--then (the problem gets solved)
--finally (what happened at the end?)