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Naturally you encourage your kids to read. If you don’t, you should begin. School and life can be a bit more difficult if one cannot read. Don’t worry if your emergent reader is moving a little more slowly than the rest. Everybody learns at some point. Kellogs is offering Scholastic books to help you and your youngster build a home library that will give everyone something to enjoy.
Tips To Help Struggling Readers
- Phonemic Awareness: All this means is that you study your letters and the sounds they make. Talk about patterns in similar word structures and why rhyming words sound similar. Use songs and poems when you are in the car.
- Vocabulary: This is the fun part. Discuss words and word meaning with your child. Use advanced vocabulary and encourage them to figure out the meaning using context clues. Discuss what prefixes and suffixes mean and how they change words. All of this comes from having conversations with your learner and if you already know what words they are studying at school, you can incorporate those into your daily routine. You should. It’s the same with spelling words. Help those kids out for goodness sake.
- Comprehension: This comes after vocabulary. Students must be able to understand the words before they can know what is happening in the story. This is especially difficult for slow readers during timed tests. Regardless of reading speed, comprehension should be assessed regularly. This comes from practice at home.
- Home Library: Your home should have a library of age/skill appropriate books that your child can enjoy. Don’t be afraid of books above or below their level. If they’re interested, who cares? It needs to be fun for the child or you are going to run into problems. Sit with them during afternoon homework or make time right before bed. Take turns reading words, phrases, pages, or chapters. As much reading with which your child is comfortable.
Home Activity #14: Have your learner trace their hand on a piece of paper. At the tips of the each finger write one of the five following words: who, what, where, when and how. At the end or each page or chapter (depending on the needs of the child and the size of the work) discuss the answers to the items. Help them to become familiar with the characters and make predictions as to what they may do next. Have them complete this exercise on their own, at the end of books or even before assessments.
- Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Create an account when you sign into their site and redeem books for Scholastic product brands. It’s a great way to begin or add on to a library. One box of Kellogg’s products is good for one book. Each person is able to redeem up to 30 books, and the official timeline for book arrival is 6-8 weeks (in usually comes much sooner). Visit the site and start picking out which books everyone wants. Make it a party! There are 3 ways you can upload your receipt, via text, via scanning into your computer or Kellogg’s Family Reward app- – only when you purchase ONLINE between 7/21 – 9/11. You need to redeem your code for a free Scholastic book within 14 days of purchase. Codes must be entered by 3/31/16.
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Remember, don’t worry so much about your student keeping up with everyone else. Try to keep your student caught up with their grade. If they don’t…. relax. You kid will be fine. They always are.