Continue to read with your child at night. You should select texts about their reading level when you read aloud to build their vocabulary. Also have them read to you. These texts should be at their independent reading level. Encourage your child to use tone and voices to match the story. Practice with independent texts builds their fluency and accuracy as they read. Your child's teacher can give you advice on the levels of texts to select. Scholastic Book Wizard is also a tool that can help you find texts by level.
Determining the difference between main idea and theme can be challenging for students. Play games at home where your child has to explore the difference between these two. There are online games such as Theme vs. Main Idea and games such as those found in Theme and Main Idea that can be fun activities to support this skill.
Reader's Theatre is a great strategy for increasing your student's fluency. Use The Drama Notebook resource for fable and folktale Reader's Theatre scripts to engage in at home.
World geography and its impact on commerce and the economy plays an important role in this unit. Education World provides many activities and resources that you can use at home to build these skills with your child. Click here for link.