Reading Homework Information
Please take the time to discuss the books with your child. It is important for children to understand what they are reading. Here are a few suggestions for questions you can ask before, during and after the reading. Do not ask all the questions for each book. Just pick a few that will work for the text s/he is reading:
- What do you think this book will be about?
- Who do you think will be in this story?
- What kinds of words do you think we will find in this story? (vocabulary)
- What do you think will happen next?
- How do you think the characters are feeling?
- What would you do if you were the character?
- Did you learn any new facts about___________? (nonfiction books)
- What do you think the author is trying to teach us?
- How would you end the story if you were the author?
- What title would you give the book if you were the author?
- What does this book make you think about?
Tips For Reading At Home
- Let your child hold the book and turn the pages.
- Give your child time to decode tricky words. Count slowly to ten slowly in your head and then ask if your child would like help.
- Don’t do anything your child can do on his/her own.
Things to say to your child when s/he gets stuck on a tricky word:
- “You try it.”
- “Look at the pictures.”
- “ What letters do you see?”
- “Get our mouth ready.”
- “Do you see any word chunks that you know?”
- “Stretch out the sounds”
- “Skip the word and read the rest of the sentence. Then go back to check it.”
- “Try it again”
- “Does that sound right?”
- “Does that look right?”
- “Does that make sense?”