Friday, May 1, 2009

strategies for creating strong readers

Through reading aloud, providing print materials, and promoting positive attitudes about reading and writing, you can have a powerful impact on your child's literacy and learning.

Invite your child to read with you every day.
When reading a book where the print is large, point word by word as you read. This will help your child learn that reading goes from left to right and understand that the word said is the word seen.
Read your child's favorite book over and over.
Read many stories with rhyming words and repeated lines. Invite your child to join in on these parts. Point, word by word, as your child reads along with you.
Discuss new words. For example, "This big house is called a palace. Who do you think lives in a palace?"
Stop and ask about the pictures and about what is happening in the story.
Read from a variety of children's books, including fairy tales, song books, poems, and information books.


  1. We homeschool so we are always reading something together. TFS

  2. nice post... my kids love books.. :D

  3. Thanks - It is so good to read with your kids! We (teachers) can tell the kids whose parets read to them - it makes such a big difference! If they can't afford books, just reading sales flyers and things that come in the mail is good.