Reading should be fun, fast, and easy!
- Make sure your child practices reading for at least 30 minutes at home every day. Just like it takes practice to become a better singer, dancer, or football player, it takes practice to become a better reader. Use the 100 Book Challenge reading log sheets to keep track of daily reading practices.
- Know your child’s “Just Right” reading level. Encourage your child to read a variety of fiction and non fiction at their level.
- Provide the time and opportunity for your child to read his or her 100 Book Challenge color-coded book(s) every day.
– Make sure your child has a relaxed, comfortable place to read – such as a couch, chair, or comfortable floor.
-Listen to your child read. Let him or her hold the book.
- Be your child’s listening ear. Help with pronunciation as needed. Encourage your child to use decoding strategies such as "tap it out" and "blend and go."
– Help older children to read fluently and with feeling.
– Encourage older children to bring home books they really want to read.
–Sign your child’s log sheet after he or she reads.
– Encourage your child to buy books and build his or her personal library at home.
– Set a good example for your child by sharing your own reading experiences. Children are copycats – if they see you read, they will read, too.
– Stay in contact with your child’s teacher about his or her reading progress.
– Keep it fun! Be sure not to test your child on the reading. Just enjoy it!