•  Home Reading Tips

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    Easy Ways to Squeeze in Time to Read
    Here are a few ways to help encourage literacy at home...
    1. Have your child read their homework planner notes to you each night
    2. Complete all homework
    3. Read at least 20 minutes per night (a book on your child's reading level)
    4. Contact me for your child's reading level and I will gladly give it to you
    5. If you need book ideas, contact me, and I will gladly give you an appropriate book list
    6. Have your child read their school library books to you (repeatedly- until they have mastered the story), then ask them questions about what happened in the story
    7. Encourage your child to take the corresponding Scholastic Reading Counts (SRC) test once they have read the book several times (send a note in and I will gladly let them take the SRC test in my room)
    8. Cook with your child and let him or her read the recipe/directions
    9. Let your child make the shopping list before you go shopping and help them sound out words and spell correctly
    10. Turn the closed caption on and let it run while watching a movie or tv show
    11. Go to the public library and pick out books and read together
    12. Make sure your child reads something aloud every day
    13. Listen to a book on tape or C.D. (you can get them for free at the libraries or download online)
    14. Play a game after reading the directions together
    15. Have your child write a note to a friend or relative. Be sure to mail it!
    16. Have your child read street and road signs when in the car
    17. On a rainy day, read a book all day together and watch the corresponding movie at night
    18. Have your child read a story to grandparent or family friend
    19. Make a photo album and help your child write the captions (in complete sentences) below the pictures
Last Modified on August 26, 2016