Reading Night

Report
Reading
Night
Welcome
grade 1 parents!
Agenda
1. Welcome
2. Importance of Becoming a Reader
3. Helping Your Child Learn to Read
4. Reading Strategies & Demonstration
5. Reading Journal/Log
6. Questions?
Thank you for coming tonight!
Why do we read?
Why is it important
for my child to read?
1.
Being able to read is fundamental
to function in today’s society.
2.
Reading develops the mind.
3.
Through reading, we discover new
things. In essence, we can educate
ourselves.
4.
Reading develops the imagination.
How Can I Help My Child ?
 Becoming
a reader does not occur overnight.
Rather, children need regular and active
interactions with print.
A
beginning reader should spend at least 15
minutes a day reading to someone and
listening to someone read to him/her.
The “HOW-TO” of Listening
to Your Child Read
 First
things first. Cuddle up and look
at the cover together. Talk about
what the book might be about.
Read the title and look at the
picture.
 Don’t
start reading yet! Look through
the book – every page. Talk about the
pictures. Point out the words your child
might not know and match them to the
picture if possible.
If your child is reading books in levels 1or 2:
1.
Read the book to your child next. Point to
the words as you read.
2.
Invite your child to read the book with you.
Point to the words as you read with your
child.
3.
Have your child read the book on his/her
own. Make sure he/she points to the
words while reading.
If your child is reading books in levels 3 or
higher:
1.
Ask your child to read the book to you.
If your child makes a mistake or gets muddled while reading,
you can follow the 3 P’s:
PAUSE (for 3 seconds)
 Let your child try to solve the problem alone. If he/she still
can’t read the word, then you can…
PROMPT by saying:

Let’s try that again. Think of a word that makes sense and looks
like that.

If he/she still can’t read the word, give the correct word and
have your child repeat the word in the context of the sentence.
PRAISE your child. Be honest and specific when you use praise:


I like the way you went back and fixed that up.
You read that smoothly.
More Reading Prompts
EAGLE EYE
Look at the picture for
clues.
LIPS THE FISH
Get your lips ready and
say the first few sounds.
CHUNKY MONKEY
Look for a chunk or a
word part you know.
FLIPPY DOLPHIN
Flip the letter sound if it
doesn’t sound right.
TRYIN’ LION
Reread the sentence
and think about what
would make sense and
look like that.
After Reading
Ask your child to:
 Talk about what he/she read.
 Answer “why”questions (Why do
think…?).
 Make connections to text (What
did you like? What does it remind
you of?).
Coaching
Demonstration
Reading Journal/Log
 Duo-tang
 Regular
correspondence
 Feedback welcome
 Example
Routines
 At
the conclusion of the PowerPoint
presentation, each individual teacher
will meet with the parents of her
students to review classroom routines.
THANK YOU FOR COMING
TONIGHT!!

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