Let’s learn to use quotation marks when adding speech.
- Write a short play or skit as a family to act out a funny family moment, or make up a new story altogether. Use quotation marks in the text to show when each of the characters speaks.
Let’s learn to sound out and spell words with the letter combinations: kn, ai, ay and oo.
- When reading, look for words with the sound “ay” and see how they are spelled. You may find words like lake, rail, tray and day. Try to come up with more words that have that sound. Reread the story, looking for the kn and oo combinations.
Let’s learn to read correctly at least 30 words per minute in a text with good expression.
- Find a few children’s poems to read to your child. Ask him or her to act out a verse, a stanza or the entire poem. Focus on using facial expressions to act out the way the character in the poem is feeling.
Can your child consistently:
- Use quotation marks when adding speech.
- Sound out and spell words with the letter combinations: kn, ai, ay and oo.
- Read correctly at least 30 words per minute in a text with good expression.
Did you know?
Fluent reading should sound like speech and convey meaning. Slow or inaccurate reading can make it more difficult for children to understand what they have read. Reading too fast can also limit understanding. Giving your child many opportunities to read aloud with feedback on word reading accuracy and expression will help them develop reading fluency. Ask questions to check for understanding and show your interest in what is being read.