Home School Connection… Have the conversations started? Here are some ways to enrich the conversations you are having with your child about books.
When we agree we may say: “Oh, yeah…” “That’s what I thought, and…”
When we disagree we may say: “I don’t think…” “I disagree with you because…”
When we add on we may say: “Yes, and then…” “And also…” “I can add on…”
When we question we may ask: “What do you mean?” “Could you say more about that?” “Could you say that again?”
Reading comprehension helps children in all subject areas and can turn them into lifelong readers. You can do some activities at home to help improve your child’s reading skills. Use pre-reading comprehension strategies by having your child look at the cover and the inside pictures to make predictions about a story before reading. Stop throughout a book, and at the end to talk with your child and make sure that they are understanding what they are reading. You can even play with inflection. Try this with your child: Read a line from a book and have your child repeat it back to you with dramatic expression, inflection and phrasing. The more your child becomes part of the story, the more they will understand and remember what they have read. Happy Reading!