¶ Deeper learning occurs when children are actively involved. By sometimes letting your children figure out an unknown word when they read and asking questions after you finish a story, you’ll help them become active, and therefore stronger, readers.
¶ The goals and expectations for young children’s achievement in reading and writing should be developmentally appropriate – challenging but achievable. It’s important not to push kids into reading books that are too hard. Children need lots of opportunities to write and lots of practice reading “just right” books so they can consolidate the new skills they are learning.
¶ The best gift you can give your child is to read aloud every day. Research shows that the most important support for children’s eventual reading success is reading aloud to them. Don’t stop reading aloud when students can read on their own! You can model fluency, expression, and a love of reading, which will support the reading your child is doing at school.¶ Encourage your child to read independently at home. The amount of reading students do outside of school has a direct, positive correlation to reading achievement.