• Reading with your First Grader!


    Keep reading to your child even when he/she can read.  


    Talk with your child about reading preferences that are beginning to develop.  Ask whether he/she likes adventure stories, mysteries, science fiction, animal stories, or stories about other children. 


    Talk with your child about favorite authors and help him/her find additional books by those authors. 


    Before reading a book, talk about the meaning of new words (vocabulary) and have your child make predictions (guess) about what may happen in the story.


    While reading a book, ask your child to tell why a character might have taken a specific action.  Ask for information from the story to support their answer.


    After reading a book, ask your child what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of the story.


    Enjoy reading yourself and have fun while reading.  The most important thing you can do to help your child become a successful reader is communicate that reading is valuable and enjoyable.