Children Reading On Their Own & Getting Better Every Time: A Parent Handout
Children who read on their own become better readers every time they read. They develop instant recall or recognition of a growing number of words and expand their background knowledge. They become quick and accurate at using phonics or sounding out, clues from pictures and other words they have already read as well as making predictions from their own background knowledge to figure out words they don’t know. The hours a child spends reading on their own provides the necessary practice needed for building a solid base for future reading success. It leads to feelings of confidence and a readiness to try something harder.
Educators who purchase this handout are welcome to forward it electronically, post it on their school website, and photocopy it for distribution to their parent population. It makes an excellent insert to send home with report cards, an addition to regular class or school newsletters and as a springboard for discussion at parent meetings.
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Here’s to building successful partnerships with parents!