No matter the age of your student, it’s important to provide time for her to be reading on a daily basis. The amount of reading children do is directly related to ultimate reading achievement. The more they read, the more fluent they become. As they encounter new words and new content, they build their lexicon and their background knowledge.
As you encourage your students to read, we recommend that you allow them to read what they want. They will be much more motivated to read if it’s a book they’re interested in. Graphic novels, comic books, wild and funny stories, and similar books are great for capturing a student’s imagination and inspiring them to read more. You may also find that age-appropriate non-fiction books on topics that your student cares about will be of great interest.
Provide authentic opportunities for your child to respond to the text. This will prompt some great conversations among your family about what your student is learning. Explore our Questions you can ask your child about what they’re reading.
Phonological and phonemic awareness are the building blocks of reading. Learn more about how to support this awareness and discover activities you can do at home to expand your reader's skills.