Miss G's Reading Strategies
Does your child hate to read? Does your child struggle during reading? Here are some helpful hints to help your child be a successful reader and to learn to love reading!!
1. Tell your child to look at the picture. You may tell your child the word is something that can be seen in the picture.
2. Tell your child to look for chunks in the word, such as it in sit, at in mat, or ing in standing.
3.If your child has trouble understanding a word in the story, ask them to go on and read to the end of the sentence. Often by reading the other words in context, the child can figure out the unknown word.
4. If your child says the wrong word while reading, ask questions like:
Does it make sense?
Does it sound right?
Does it look right?
5. If your child has trouble remembering what he/she has read, try having them draw a picture summarizing the chapter.
6. If your child needs motivation to read, try getting them interested in a series book. Chances are, if they like one book in the series, they will like all of the books in the series. Some excellent series books that your child could try are:
*Junie B. Jones By: Barbara Park 2nd-3rd grade levels
*Amber Brown By: Paula Danziger 2nd-3rd grade levels
*Arthur By: Marc Brown 3rd grade level
*Magic Tree House By: Mary Pope Osborne 3rd grade level
*A to Z Mysteries By: Ron Roy 3rd grade level
*Cam Jansen By: David Adler 3rd grade level
*Shredderman By: Wendelin Van Draanen 3rd grade level
*Mallory By: Laurie Friedman 3rd-4th grade levels
*Ramona By: Beverly Cleary 3rd-5th grade levels
*Dripping Fang By: Dan Greenburg 4th-5th grade levels
*Gregor the Overlander By: Suzanne Collins 4th-5th grade levels