Ideas for reading with my child at home...
What a great question! The best answer is - TRY TO READ EVERYDAY WITH YOUR CHILD! Here are some
other suggestions that may help you during your reading.
What to prompt when your child gets stuck:
1. Say, "What can you try to figure out that word?" Your child should:
*Re-read and think about the story (prompt them if they don't) - what word would fit there?
*See if something in the picture can help them, then reread.
*Re-read and sound out the first sound of the tricky work - this often results in the correct prediction "popping out of their mouths".
2. If your child tries all of the above without getting the tricky part: Say "Do you know something about that word that can help you?"
Your child will often find a part in the whole word that they know that can help them get meaning back into the reading.
3. What to prompt when your child makes an error:
*If they jump to another line, say, "Were you right? Check it with your finger."
*If they say the wrong word - try the prompts in the section above.