Let’s learn to understand and use words from these themes:
- Technology (e.g., network, wireless, to browse, to upload),
- Travel (e.g., journey, sightseeing, tourism, adventurous)
- Science (e.g., scientist, climate, temperature, endangered)
- Find or print a road map or atlas for your child. Name two locations and ask him or her to plan your route to get there. Let him or her do a little research on the destination, like finding out what to do there.
Let’s learn to follow oral instructions to complete multistep tasks.
- Encourage your child to help you in the kitchen when following a recipe. Give him or her multistep tasks to complete. For example, “Open the drawer next to the dishwasher, find the measuring spoons and place them on the counter, please.”
Let’s learn to judge the believability of events, characters and info from a text.
- When reading a story together, talk about its believability (i.e., if it could happen in real life). Ask: “How believable are the characters, the problem and the setting? Have you ever seen anything like that in your life?”
Can your child consistently:
- Understand and use words from these themes:
- technology (e.g., network, wireless, to browse, to upload),
- travel (e.g., journey, sightseeing, tourism, adventurous)
- science (e.g., scientist, climate, temperature, endangered)
- Follow oral instructions to complete multistep tasks.
- Judge believability of events, characters and info from a text.
Did you know?
Different skills and activities should have a greater or lesser emphasis at different stages of reading development (e.g. independent reading time is unproductive for a child who does not yet have any decoding ability). Even adults can lose some of their reading abilities without regular practice, so encourage your child to make reading part of his or her weekly and daily routine.