Let’s learn to understand and use words from these themes:
- Sports (e.g., team, equipment, practice, coach)
- Travel (e.g., vehicle, destination, suitcase, seatbelt)
- Music (e.g., guitar, piano, concert, audience)
- Create a treasure hunt leaving simple one-step written clues like: “Look in the mitten basket.”
Let’s learn to connect the ideas in the text to its title.
- When picking out new books from the library, see if your child can guess what a story will be about just by looking at or hearing the title of a book. Read the book together to see if he or she was right.
Let’s learn to express opinions in response to texts.
- After reading a story together, talk about its subject with your child and see if he or she can express opinions about what has just been read. Ask questions like: “Did you like the story? Why or why not? Do you think that could really happen? Would you have done the same thing if you were faced with the same problem? Would you have felt the same way too?”
Can your child consistently:
- Understand and use words from these themes:
- sports (e.g., team, equipment, practice, coach)
- travel (e.g., vehicle, destination, suitcase, seatbelt)
- music (e.g., guitar, piano, concert, audience)
- Connect the ideas in the text to its title.
- Express opinions in response to texts.
Did you know?
Reading fluency is automaticity in word recognition and expression that reflects the meaning of text. It is important because reading that is too quick, inaccurate or too slow makes it harder for a child to understand what they have read. Encourage your child to re-read sentences out loud, and make their reading sound like talking.