Tennessee Technological University
Phi Delta Kappa
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Tennessee Technological University's Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa
1. The reader and child (children) should find a comfortable, cozy place to sit and cuddle together. There should be space for turning pages and a clear view of the pictures in the book for both reader and child.
2. The child or the reader may select the book. The book should be short, have parts that use the same words over and over again, and have pretty pictures.
3. Before beginning to read, reader and child should discuss the pictures, the title, the author, and any special features of the book.
4. Together the reader and child should make predictions about the story if it's the first time to read it. If the story is not a new one, they might mention what they look forward to reading about.
5. The reader should point to the pictures, run a finger under the line of print while reading it, and ask the child questions about what is happening in the story.
6. Sometimes the reader may point out certain letters that begin words.
7. If there is a repeated part, the reader should ask the child to "read" along because this part is already familiar.
8. At the end of the story, the reader and child may discuss how they liked the book, the best parts, if they want to read it again, and what made the book interesting and fun to read.
Have fun! One of the greatest messages we send our children when
we read with
them is that READING IS PLEASURE.
2. Read a book which rhymes or has repeated parts.
3. Look at the cover together. Talk about it.
4. Say the names of familiar objects and ask the child to point to them.
"Let's look at the book to find out what will happen."
6. Read the book aloud.
7. Ask the child to point to things in the picture.
8. Ask the child to say some words with you.
9. Let the child hold the book and point to things as you read the book again.
10. Show excitement as you read the book. Have fun!
2. Ask the child or say to the child:
"What do you think this book will be about?"
"Let's look at the picture on the cover."
"Does this book make you think of any other book or story?"
"Let's read the book to find out what happens."
"Will you turn the pages for me?"
3. Read part of the book.
4. Stop and ask a question or say something about what has happened so far in the story.
5. Ask questions that begin with How, Why, or What.
6. Continue through the book in this way.
7. When you are finished reading, ask the child:
"Did you like this book? Why?"
"What was your favorite part?"
"Do you want to hear it again?"
8. Provide extension activities with books the child enjoys:
a. Let the child pretend to read to you by pointing to the pictures and telling what is happening.
b. Read the story to your child again and pause to let the child say words he or she knows in the story.
c. Let the child draw a picture that tells part of the story.
d. Let the child act out parts of the story.
Always try to end a reading time with the child wanting more and the promise
reading time together very soon!
on Getting Kids to Read - Tennessee Education Association
Can Be Done at Home?
Picture Books Everyone Should Know
and David's Website - songs, poems, stories, activities
Your Child Learn to Read
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