Hello My Name Is..

Janet Rutherford

Read Big

What Skilled Readers Do

1. Monitor their comprehension
2. Visualize and make sensory images
3. Make connections to self, to the world, and to other texts
4. Ask questions of the text
5. Make inferences
6. Determine what is important
7. Synthesize and summarize

                                                  Suggestions for Parents
1. Read to your child.
2. Provide a quiet place where your child can work and read.
3. Talk to your child about items of interest you have seen in the newspaper or in magazines.
4. Label items. Post signs, words, and notes for your child to read.
5. Ask your child to make a grocery list and locate items in the store.
6. Play reading related games, such as Scrabble, concentration or letter bingo.
7. Help your child write stories of books.
8. Read poetry to your child and assist your child in memorizing a poem.
9. Allow your child to help prepare a dish for dinner by reading and following a recipe.
10. Place children's books and magazines around the house.
11.Read directions for making things, such as models. This develops a sense of purpose for reading.
12. Limit TV. Use programs as discussion points to get your child interested in books.
13. Help your child select books. Go to the public library.
14. Encourage your child to read to younger siblings or children in the neighborhood.
15. Model reading. Have a favorable attitude.
16. Encourage writing; letters, thank you notes, etc.
17. Show an interest in academic performance.
18. Explain the meaning of words to your child. Use actual objects or pictures when possible.
19. Encourage your child to circle words in the newspaper. Find compound words. Circle words with a prefix or suffix.

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