Have your child read aloud to you every night.

    Choose a quiet place, free from distractions, for your child to do his nightly

    reading assignments.

    As your child reads, point out spelling and sound patterns such as cat, pat,


    When your child reads aloud to you and makes a mistake, point out the

    words she has missed and help her to read the word correctly.

    After your child has stopped to correct a word he has read, have him go

    back and reread the entire sentence from the beginning to make sure he

    understands what the sentence is saying.

    Ask your child to tell you in her own words what happened in a story.

    To check your child‘s understanding of what he is reading, occasionally

    pause and ask your child questions about the characters and events in the


    Ask your child why she thinks a character acted in a certain way and ask

    your child to support her answer with information from the story.

    Before getting to the end of a story, ask your child what he thinks will

    happen next and why.

    (adopted from www.ed.gov