Home reading books

Monday will be your child’s first day of reading homework. Each day, Monday through Thursday, your child will bring home a book to read to you. Your child has practiced this book at school, so they should be able to read it independently. Reading includes a variety of factors…

  1. One to one correspondence: pointing to each word that is read out loud
  2. Fluency: read at a nice, even pace, paying attention to punctuation marks
  3. Comprehension: remember and discuss what was read
  4. Expression: changing the tone of one’s voice to make the text sound more interesting when read aloud

Here are some guidelines you can use when your child is reading…

Child:

  • holds the book
  • turns the pages
  • points to the words
  • reads out loud
  • cares for the book
  • puts the book back in their green take-home bag when finished

Parents:

  • listen to your child read
  • ask questions about the book
  • be encouraging
  • give your child time to think about and correct their own errors before helping them

Child and parent:

  • sit together in a reading friendly location
  • have a conversation about the book
  • enjoy your time together

I think your child will be very excited to share their reading book with you. Please be excited with them. Thank you for supporting our Kindergarten literacy program.

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