Read Aloud Ideas
Many of you are reading with your child at home. There are a few techniques that will make your reading time even more profitable for your child. At school, when we read a story, we use special techniques to help them understand the story. I’d like to share these story reading ideas with you.
Before ReadingPredict what the story will be about.Look at the title and illustrations together.
Discuss what you both already know about the topic of the story.
Read the first page and then ask your child to predict what might happen next.
During ReadingEncourage your child to picture in his or her mind what is happening in the story.
Ask what might happen next in the story.
Ask how a character might feel.
Talk about the illustrations.
After ReadingHave your child retell the story and create a new ending together.
Retell the story from another character’s point of view.
Let your child illustrate his or her favorite part of the story.
Talk about the story together.