• Reading With Your Child at Home

    • Take a "Story Walk"  before reading.  This means that you help your child look through a book's pictures and talk about what might happen in the story.  If it is a non-fiction book containing facts, talk about what your child might see and learn.
    • Make certain your child looks at the print from left to right.
    • If your child gets stuck on a word, here is what you can do to help:                                        
      • Look at the picture and think about what would make sense and sound right.
      • Use the first letter/sounds to try something.
      • Look for a part of a word that looks like another known word.
      • Try something and read the rest of the sentence.  Check to see whether it makes sense and sounds right and looks right.
      • Reread.
      • If none of the above works, tell your child the word.