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!!