Top 10 Ways to Raise A Lifelong Reader
The elementary is continuing with Guided Reading for 1st – 5th grades. Students will be reading books that are at their individual reading level. This will increase their reading confidence and success. Students will read in a small group in school and will bring home a Guided Reading book every night and students will read to their parents each evening. Parents are asked to sign the half sheet each night. In addition to the reading, 10 minutes of math facts each night will help make students more successful!!
Read to or with your child every day, for at least 15 minutes, even when your child is old enough to read independently.
Create reading rituals. Cuddle together in the same comfortable space at the same time every day for bedtime stories; read a chapter book aloud at the breakfast table; pick out new books every time you go on vacation.
Keep a running conversation. Talk about books you are reading as you read them. Ask your child open-ended questions about the plot and characters.
Show your child that you're a reader. kids are more likely to grow up loving to read if they see that you enjoy it too.
Surround your child with words- spoken & written- from birth. Even the simplest everyday conversations build his or her vocabulary and sound-recognition skills. Frequent exposure to letters and print helps pre-readers learn the alphabet and recognize words by sight. Have fun with language: sing songs, read rhymes, and play word games.
Get your child a library card and make a regular date for visits to the library.
Make books available in every room of your home- as well as your car- so that reading can happen spontaneously.
Feed a passion: help your child find books, magazines, and other written materials that relate to a special interest or hobby.
Limit "screen time" (TV, video games, and computer games) so that it does not cut into time better spent reading.
Writing supports reading and vice versa. Provide crayons, pens, pencils and paper and encourage your child to write. Anything will do: letters, shopping lists, journal entries, original stories, etc.
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