Mrs. Cull's Reading Tips

In the reading intervention class, students learn a variety of reading strategies to enhance their reading ability across multiple genres and in content area subjects. The small-group setting is meant to support students in their reading growth and homework is rarely given. Students are expected to read for 20-30 minutes at home every day. Students should utilize Raz-Kids, practice sight word flash cards, and practice reading using the fluency packets that are sent home regularly.

WHAT CAN YOU DO AT HOME?

CREATE A READING ENVIRONMENT

BOOKS GALORE! Fill your home with books of all kinds. Include stories, books filled with facts, poetry books, song books, and books about other cultures and places. Don't forget magazines, newspapers, or even recipes.

READ IT AGAIN! Read your favorite books again and again.

COZY ZONE! Create a cozy spot to read to and with your child. Include pillows and a basket of favorite books.

QUIET! Set aside a daily quiet time for your child to read independently.

CHECK IT OUT! Visit the public library regularly! Local libraries offer many classes and literacy activities for children throughout the year.

WRITE ON! Provide writing materials such as crayons, pencils, gel pens, and paper to encourage your child to draw and/or write down their thoughts and ideas.

CREATE A SPACE! Organize a quiet work space for your child to complete homework.

DO IT YOURSELF! Let your child see you reading and writing---make it a special family time!

***Check out readingrockets.org to learn many strategies you can use at home to help your child become a successful reader!

***If you would like to read about reading, I suggest The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease. This handbook has been in print for over 25 years and is a wonderful resource for parents. You will find it on the parent's shelf at your local library.