Tag Archives: reading

Lovin’ Literacy – Tips on Decoding for Early Readers

Reading is a process, and once students have the knowledge of letters and letter sounds, they can start to decode on their own.  When your child is reading independently, it is important for them to have a process for sounding out “tricky words”.  Here are some strategies you can practice at home: Start to say […]

Books make great holiday gifts!

The holidays are quickly approaching and it is time to think about gift giving.  Books make great gifts for children of all ages.  You could choose books about the holidays or your child’s favorite character.  Books are a wonderful way to develop your child’s vocabulary, language and world knowledge. What should you look for in […]

Lovin’ Literacy – Are you asking the right questions?

Are you asking the right questions when reading with your child?  Good readers are active readers.  As you move from ‘learning to read’ into ‘reading to learn’,  make sure you understand the meaning of the text. It is important to ask questions before, during and after reading.  Here are some examples of questions you can ask in […]