The Parent Connection newsletter provides parents with ideas and links to resources to help their children learn to read more fluently. This post contains Issue #6 in the series.
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Tips for Parents
You can encourage your child to read more frequently with more challenging material such as nonfiction books by simply setting weekly goals. Use a chart for your child to record what s/he is reading and the amount of time spent doing so. Offer rewards when goals are met. Rewards do not have to be monetary. Your child can work toward a special outing, skipping a chore, or doing an enjoyable activity.
If you see your child is not quite reaching the set goal, try buddy reading. With buddy reading you read a page then your child reads a page. Buddy reading is a great way to model how you want your child to read.
Free Online Resources
The prefix and suffix online games were such a hit in the last newsletter that I have decided to do something similar this month.
Follow the link below to a webpage of links to grammar (parts of speech) games. Have fun playing and learning.
Thinking out of the Box
Whether or not you are planning to purchase a large item such as a car or computer or just selecting a good book or movie, reading reviews is a huge help in deciding item which is best. Have your child make a T-chart. Write good points down one side of the chart and bad points down the other. Before long your child has made a decision on which to select and practiced and important skill in the process.
Activity to Try
Write a letter. With the ease of texting and email, letter writing has just about become a lost art. Technology cannot replace the warm feeling you get when someone you care about takes the time to write a handwritten letter. Long after someone receives a letter, it can be reread and appreciated. Letter writing preserves memories unlike technology can, SO have your child write a letter to grandparents, aunts and uncles, or friends.
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The Next Newsletters
I hope you enjoy Issue #6. My plan is to create two more to round at the school year. You can check back in March for Issue #7.
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