Dr. Seuss said it best?

Don’t lag on reading!  Dr. Seuss said it best, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Statistics show that reading has a multitude of benefits for children.  These benefits include performing better academically, having a more diverse vocabulary, having a deeper understanding of the world around them, and developing a sincere empathy for others. 

If your child does not like reading, try these reading strategies together which might foster a love of reading!  

Echo Reading:

You read a sentence, then your child reads the same sentence.  

This strategy is designed to help your child develop expressive and fluent reading. 

Choral Reading:

You and your child read simultaneously. 

This strategy is designed to help build fluency, self-confidence, and motivation. 

You read a sentence and your child reads the next sentence. 

Partner Reading:

This strategy is designed to help your child learn decoding skills as you model how successful it could be done to read unfamiliar words.

Then at the end of the story,  ask your child the 5W questions: 

Who was the main character(s) of the story?

What happened in the story (plot)?

When and where did this story mainly take place (setting)?

Why did the main character feel the way he/she did at the end of the story (resolution)?

Being able to answer these questions ensures your child comprehends what they have read. Comprehending what they read is more important than reading every word on a page!

Happy Reading!!