Let’s learn to understand and use words from these themes:
- Family (e.g., baby, child, teenager, adult)
- School (e.g., to question, to answer, to study, to learn)
- Community (e.g., gas station, grocery store, restaurant, arena)
- With your child, draw and label a map of your community and include your home, the school and other features of the community.
Let’s learn to connect stories to personal experiences.
- When reading a story, ask your child if certain settings (e.g., the beach), events (e.g., losing a toy), or characters (e.g., a silly clown) remind him or her of experiences from his or her own life. Provide examples from your own experience.
Let’s learn to generate alternative endings to stories.
- After reading a story, share other possible endings. Make them silly, happy or unbelievable.
Can your child consistently:
- Understand and use words from these themes:
- family (e.g., baby, child, teenager, adult)
- school (e.g., to question, to answer, to study, to learn)
- community (e.g., gas station, grocery store, restaurant, arena)
- Connect stories to personal experiences.
- Generate alternative endings to stories.
Did you know?
Early readers need a lot of exposure to text and to different types of text to apply learned skills to independent reading, silent reading and reading aloud to a partner. Children benefit from being exposed to a range of books on various topics and having some choice in the books they get to read.