Remember that it is very important that you read 5 times each week.
There are so many things you can do with a book at home! Here are some ideas:
- Always remember to point to each word that you are reading! This is very important!
- Ask your reading buddy (mum, dad, nanna, pop, brother, sister) to read just the title for you.
- Have a chat about what you think the book will be about just by looking at the title and the front cover.
- Use the pictures to tell the story before your read the book.
- Have a go at reading the book by yourself.
- If you need some help, ask your reading buddy to help you stretch out the words with you, rather than read them for you.
- Look for the letters in your name in the text.
- See how many letters you can read/recognise in the book. Do you know the sound/s that these letters make?
- If you get stuck on a word, sound out the first one or two letters and then see if the picture can help you with the rest.
- Choose your favourite page and read it to everyone in your family.
- Choose a picture that you like and draw your own. Can you copy the text as well? If this is a little hard, ask your reading buddy to write the text on your picture and see if you can read it back.
- Choose one or two words from the book (words you like or words that are repeated in the text a lot) and make your own word wall at home. With one word every day, that is 50 words per term!
There are so many wonderful activities you can do with a nightly reader 🙂
Keep up the great work and always remember to say “Thank You” to your fantastic and fabulous reading buddy 🙂