This is the Essential Guide to Reading at Home with Your Kids.
Why is it important to read to your kids?
Introduce the book by looking at the cover. Read the title, identify the author and illustrator. Make predictions about what the book is going to be about.
Continue to ask questions while reading. Make predictions and connections.
What is going to happen next? What is the story about? How do you think they felt? Why did he/she do that? Have I had a similar experience? Have I ever felt this way? Have I read a similar story? Who is this story about? Is this character the same or different from the character in another story? Do I know anyone like the character? When does the story take place? Where does the story take place? Do I know of a place like this?
Reflect on the story as a whole. Allow for personal responses and check predictions.
Click on the pictures above to get these after reading spinners! You can also google search "after reading spinners" and print the images. Then use a pencil and paper clip to spin!
Author: Deann Jensen
I have been teaching for six years and tutoring for nine. I have collected a lot of resources to help parents foster learning at home. I intend to share these resources, tips, and ideas with you so that you may try them out with your children. Don't forget to let me know how it goes in the comments!