Let’s learn to understand and use words from these themes:
- Nature (e.g., swamp, ocean, forest, desert)
- School (e.g., student, schedule, confident, subject)
- Food (e.g., healthy, delicious, to bake, to measure)
- When you are outside, talk about types of water (e.g., ponds, streams and oceans) and types of land (e.g., forests, meadows and deserts). Discuss what types of plants and animals live there.
Let’s learn to identify cause and effect relationships in a text.
- When reading a story with your child, ask why he or she thinks something happened. Use these discussions to talk about cause and effect. Talk about some of the causes and effects in his or her life. A plush toy that is left outside (cause), might be ruined by the rain (effect).
Let’s learn to generate questions from a text.
- Provide your child with a piece of cardstock paper about the size of a bookmark (5 cm x 15 cm). On one side of the bookmark, have your child draw a picture of a scene from a book he or she liked. On the other side, tell your child that he or she can write any questions he or she has about the book.
Can your child consistently:
- Understand and use words from these themes:
- nature (e.g., swamp, ocean, forest, desert)
- school (e.g., student, schedule, confident, subject)
- food (e.g., healthy, delicious, to bake, to measure)
- Identify cause and effect relationships in a text.
- Generate questions from a text.
Did you know?
Reading more challenging texts with feedback will help children develop reading fluency. Make sure to keep reading interesting, and praise your child for working hard. Gradually build up to longer practice sessions as your child’s reading stamina improves.