English Reading Tips: 100 Tips for Beginning Readers

Meet the exciting characters of I Can Read!In this  book, you will discover one hundred fun activities and  tips to help your child become a proficient, enthusiastic  reader. These tips cover the essentials of learning to  read; from understanding the connection between  letters and the sounds they make, to being able to  answer questions about key parts of a story. The tips
and activities reinforce the fundamentals set out in the  Common Core Standards for Reading, now adopted by  most states in America.

One of the most important things you can do  for your child is shared, interactive reading. As you  explore these tips and activities together, you’ll make  reading a positive, joyful experience. Congratulations
on your work to make your child’s reading journey a  successful one.
The HarperCollins I Can Readteam

Source: icanread.com

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It is never too early to begin reading aloud to your  child. Even infants learn the sounds, rhythms, and  patterns of language as they sit on your lap, listen to  your voice, and watch your face as you speak.
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The benefits of reading aloud are many! Your child  will improve memory retention, and hear language  patterns that are not part of his or her everyday life.
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Don’t read too fast! Give your child time to absorb  the pictures, the vocabulary, and the concepts of  the story.
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Read every day. Carve out a consistent time to  read with your child, like before dinner or at  bedtime. This will help your child develop good  reading habits.
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Make shared reading a fun experience for your  child. Set up a reading outing. Bring your child to a  café, order a hot chocolate, and read together.
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Find a place to read that will help your child  focus. Turn off the television, radio, cell phone,  and computer.
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Make reading a tactile experience. Trace letters  in the sand. Use magnetic letters, wooden blocks,  or press-on letters when working with your child on  letters and letter sounds.
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Encourage your child to learn about symbols like  insignias on cars, bulls-eyes, and those famous  golden arches. Understanding symbols will pave the  way for learning letters!
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Help your child learn the names of the letters and  the sounds the letters make by turning it into a  game. For example, “I’m thinking of an object that
starts with the ‘mmm’ sound.” Give your child points  for any word that starts with M.
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Play the name game! Ask your child for some  of his or her friends’ names. Then sound out the  names and talk about the beginning letter. P-at, M-eg,  D-an, for example! This will help your child learn to  connect the letter to its sound

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