Let’s learn to understand and use words from these themes:
- Family (e.g., cousin, relative, to encourage, to provide)
- Community (e.g., to assist, to protect, dentist, plumber)
- Celebration & tradition (e.g., thankful, festive, memory, decoration)
- Draw a family tree chart together, listing family members and relatives and showing how they are related. Talk about the different traditions, celebrations, and get-togethers in your family.
- Go on a community walk or outing, and visit workplaces or community members who assist your community in different ways. Talk with your child afterwards about the different ways these people help your community.
Let’s learn to compare and contrast characters in a text.
- When reading a story, discuss how two characters are the same or different. You can act out the characters too!
Let’s learn to identify key information in charts and diagrams.
- Take the time to look at and explain charts, diagrams (e.g., name the different parts in a picture of a dinosaur skeleton) or maps (e.g., see what each symbol on the map’s legend means). Talk about how charts, diagrams and maps can help you understand things.
Can your child consistently:
- Understand and use words from these themes:
- family (e.g., cousin, relative, to encourage, to provide)
- community (e.g., to assist, to protect, dentist, plumber)
- celebration & tradition (e.g., thankful, festive, memory, decoration)
- Compare and contrast characters in a text.
- Identify key information in charts and diagrams.
Did you know?
It can be easy to fill up a child’s library with make-believe and funny stories. Encourage your child to explore a variety of reading materials, including informational texts, early on. This will help him or her to learn and become familiar with ways of writing and communicating information that are not typically found in story books. As your child makes the transition to reading to learn, this will help him or her be more confident and comfortable reading informational texts.