Let’s learn to understand and use words from these themes:
- Music (e.g., volume, rhythm, pattern, chorus),
- Community (e.g., to respect, to volunteer, to guide, to vote)
- Celebration & tradition (e.g., ceremony, feast, warmth, heritage)
- Listen to your and your child’s favourite music together. Talk about what instruments he or she hears as well as the lyrics of the song.
Let’s learn to use a thesaurus or digital tool to find synonyms of vocabulary words.
- When writing a story with your child, work together to make it more interesting with different words. Help him or her find similar words (synonyms) using a thesaurus or digital tool like a computer or a tablet (e.g., on www.thesaurus.com).
Let’s learn to compare and contrast problems in two texts.
- Compare the problems in two different stories. Ask: “What were the problems? How did the characters deal with them?” Also ask your child how he or she would have dealt with them if he or she were in that situation.
Can your child consistently:
- Understand and use words from these themes:
- music (e.g., volume, rhythm, pattern, chorus),
- community (e.g., to respect, to volunteer, to guide, to vote)
- celebration & tradition (e.g., ceremony, feast, warmth, heritage)
- Use a thesaurus or digital tool to find synonyms of vocabulary words.
- Compare and contrast problems in two texts.
Did you know?
There are teaching approaches and strategies that can help children improve their reading skills irrespective of the reason they are experiencing difficulties learning to read. Children identified as at-risk for reading difficulties benefit from classroom-based intervention programs that emphasize explicitly focusing on and teaching phonological awareness, phonics training, vocabulary development and reading strategies.