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GATES CHILI SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • Families play a vital role in helping children become proficient readers. Reading just fifteen minutes a day makes a huge difference! If you find that you need books, please contact me, and I would be happy to help you. Here are some tips to make the most out of reading at home.

    • Set aside a specific time for reading so that it becomes part of your daily routine

    • Alternate between reading to your child, having your child read, and sharing the reading together.

    • Have your child use the pictures to tell the story either before or after your read a book.

    • Choose 1 or 2 of the following questions to ask your child:

      • What was your favorite part of the story and why?
      • Who was your favorite character? Why do you like them?
      • What does this story remind you of?
      • Does this remind you of another story we have read?
      • Show me the picture you like the best and talk about it.
      • What is the title of this story? Who is the author? Who is the illustrator? What did each of them do to make the book?

    • When your child gets stuck on a word, resist the urge to provide the answer immediately. Instead you can say:

               “Read that again and think what makes sense.”

               “Check the picture.”

               “Do you know a word that starts like that?”

               “Do you know a part in that word that could help?”

     

    MOST OF ALL, ENJOY SPENDING TIME TOGETHER AND GROWING!