How can I help my children learn to read?
Let them see you reading.
- Share books together.
- Point out the print that's all around, like street signs, labels, posters.
- Make scrapbooks from photos or magazines.
- Cook together.
Steps to reading........
Choose a book from the library or from your home.
Take turns reading aloud, or tell the story by looking at the pictures.
- Talk about what's happening in the story.
- Help your child with difficult words.
- Encourage your child.
When answering comprehension questions after reading:GO APE!
A - Answer the question.
Reword question into a statement.
P - Give proof of your answer.
Connect to the text. Give more information than "on page ____" and "the author said so".
"I know that because....."
E - Explain, expand, wonder. Connect to self, to the world. Reflect.
"I remember a time when..."
"I wonder what/why..."