Ways to Support a Beginning Reader
Ways to Support Beginning Readers
 
  • Reading together should be enjoyable. Make sure you approach the experience with a positive attitude.
  • Choose books with topics the reader has an interest in or experience with.
  • Books should not be too easy or too difficult.
  • Begin by introducing the book in a conversation.
  • Use specific praise to encourage the reader. "I like how you slowed down at that tricky word and figured it out."
  • Echo main ideas of the story during the reading to help the reader keep the meaning of the story.
  • Make reading together a habit.

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