Reading With Your Child
Teach me so I can do it myself
Ask the reader to:
A brief retelling of the story
Explain to me what you just read.
What was the story about and whatwas your favorite part?
Tell me something you learned fromwhat you just read.
Recall the order in which things happened
What happened first, next, and lastin the story?
Tell me four important parts in thestory in the order that theyhappened.
Retell the story in your own words.
Does what I read remind me of anything?
Does this story remind you ofanother story you have read orheard?
Did any events in this story remindyou of something you have done ormight do?
Has anything that happened in thestory happened to someone you know?
What do you think will happen in the story?
What do you think will happen next?
What do you think the characterwill choose to do?
How do you think the story will end?
Predict what the characters will doin another story about them.
Make reading an enjoyable experience. Encourage success!2.Remember there is reading TO, reading WITH, reading BY the child.3.Allow the child to use the visual clues in the story.
Encourage making connections to their personal lives and listen actively to theconnections that are made.
The best way to grow as a reader is to allow them to
read, read, read
The best way to grow as a writer is to
write, write, write.