Reading With Your Kids A parent’s guide to helping your child with reading at home.
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<ul><li><p>Reading With Your KidsA parents guide to helping your child with reading at home. </p></li><li><p>Choosing the Right Books</p><p>'Nothing succeeds like success'. Until your child has built up his or her confidence, it is better to keep to easier books. </p><p>Struggling with a book with many unknown words is pointless. Flow is lost, text cannot be understood and children can easily become reluctant readers. </p></li><li><p>Point to the Words When reading a book where the print is large, point word by word as you read- or have the child point as they read. </p><p>This will help the child learn that reading goes from left to right and understand that the word he or she says is the word he or she sees.</p></li><li><p>Using Your Letter Sounds Correctly Letter sounds should not have any extra sounds attached to them</p><p>Example of continuous sounds: sf l m n y</p><p>Example of Stop sounds: b p c t d </p></li><li><p>How to Sound Out A WordWhen sounding out a word, the sounds need to be as connected as possibleKeep your motors running Example: f-a-n s -a -t m-e-n s-i-t</p><p>When there is a stop sound first, attach it to the next vowel sound right away.Example: ca- t te- n pi- n to- p</p></li><li><p>Helping your child take spoken words apart and put them together.</p><p>Help your child separate the sounds in words</p><p>Listen for beginning and ending sounds</p><p>Put separate sounds together. </p></li><li><p>Sight Words / Phonetic WordsPhonetic Words can be sounded outExample: sit man lip top can bun</p><p>Sight Words must be memorizedExample: they said people their Encourage the use of first and last letter Encourage the use of picturesTell your child the word have them repeat it </p></li><li><p>When to Correct? Don't correct too quickly. </p><p>If your child makes an error suggest having another go, searching the pictures for a clue, sounding out the first letter or reading on before you 'tell' the problem word.</p><p>Especially encourage the use of sounding out for phonetic words</p></li><li><p>How to Correct?Building reading accuracy. </p><p>As your child is reading aloud, point out words he missed and help him read words correctly. </p><p>If you stop to focus on a word, have your child reread the whole sentence to be sure he understands the meaning. </p></li><li><p>Increasing VocabularyReview new or unusual vocabulary words prior to reading the story or passageSay the wordAsk kids to repeat the word</p><p>Give examples, synonyms, or show pictures for those words</p><p>Discuss / ask questions about new words. Example: "This big house is called a palace. Who do you think lives in a palace?"</p></li><li><p>How to Increase ComprehensionTalk with your child about what she is reading. </p><p>Talk about what happened in a story.</p><p>Ask your child to retell the story.</p><p> Ask about the characters, places, and events that took place. Encourage reading the story or passage more than once. </p><p>Talk about new or unusual words. </p></li><li><p>Questions?Brenda Schell213firstname.lastname@example.org</p></li></ul>
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