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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.
- If none of the above works, tell your child the word.