From the category archives:

Help with Reading

home_reading_helpThis is the second in the series, “How to help your child with reading homework.” Last we spoke about helping your child become an independent reader suggesting that it’s best to give your child control in the process of reading, for example they hold the book and turn the pages themselves. Teacher talk for this is being,  “a guide from the side” not “a sage from the stage.”

Today we expand on that theme and answer the question, “What do you do when your child stumbles over words or stops and looks at you, wanting you to supply the word they can’t read?”

Do you just tell them the word? In most cases, my answer will be no. Why not? [click to continue…]


home_reading_help Your child has brought home their reader and it’s your job to hear them read it. Here’s some tips from an experienced teacher to make it easier for you and a positive learning experience for your child.

1. Independence –  Let your child have as much control as possible. They should hold the book, turn the pages and point to the words (if necessary). It’s best to sit side by side so you can look at the book together.

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