What can I do to support my child at home with reading?
One of the most important things you can do is to make sure your child always has a book of interest to read. The books needs to be interesting and motivating for him/her to read and it must also be at the correct reading level- not to hard not to easy. The more your child reads, the better reader he/she will become. Read aloud to your child. You may want to alternate pages with him/her or even read aloud a whole chapter or even an entire book. Listening to someone else read aloud promotes fluency, comprehension, and interest. Be a reading role model for your child. Children learn by example.
Interesting in practicing your Reading Skill online? Check out these helpful Reading Websites.
Highlights for Kids--Games, articles and activities from Highlight Magazine!
ABCya--Word games and acitivities based on grade level!
Ducksters--Nonfiction text for many subject areas!
StorylineOnline--Picture Books read aloud by the Screen Actors Guild!
BookAdventure--Create book lists, take quizzes, earn points!
Starfall--Early reading skills and stories