Reading for Pleasure Read frequently - texts read aloud should be above your child's reading level to increase their comprehension and vocabulary. Also, have your child read texts to you to build fluency and automaticity. Your child's teacher can provide you with your child's level and recommended texts.
Reading and Writing Use the following Sample Questions for Informational Texts to discuss texts with your child. Engage in a dialog taking turns answering and asking questions.
Ask: Why do you think the author including ___ in the story? What does that image, picture, or drawing tell about the story? Why do you think the illustrator included the image, picture, or drawing ? Standard: Students identify as the author of and as the illustrator of the text and define the role and materials each contributes to the text. [RI.K.6]
Ask: Can you tell me about what we just read? What happened in the book? Standard: Students (with prompting and support from the teacher) read and demonstrate their understanding of the main idea of the text by retelling key details. [RI.K.2]
Ask: Do you have any questions about what we just read? Tell me about ____ from the text. Standard:Students ask and answer questions about what they encounter in texts?[RI.K.4] Ask: What does ___ do to ____? What caused ___? Why did __ happen? Standard: Students (with prompting and support from the teacher) describe the connection between ____ and ____ described in the text. [RI.K.3]