• Here are some suggestions of things you can do at home to help your child be a successful reader.  These may be a bit advanced for a kindergartner, but they are excellent suggestions for the emerging readers and the students who are already reading...
       
      *  Have your child read silently for at least 10-15 minutes each night.
      OR...
      *  Have your child read out loud to you for at least 10-15 minutes each night.
      OR...
      *  Read to your child daily for 10-15 minutes.
      *  Ask your child questions about what they have just read.
      *  Ask your child to summarize the story.
      *  Have your child tell you what happened first, next, and last in the story.
      *  Be a positive role model!  Read in front of your child. 
         You could both read silently for 10-15 minutes and
         share (discuss) what what you read. 
       
      Strategies for word attack:
       
      *  Chunk it!  Look for "chunks" in the word.
                *Reread the sentence
                *Sound out the word
                *Use picture clues
                *Use context clues
                *Read on for clues
                *After you decode the word, make sure you go back,
                 and reread the sentence now that you know how
                 to say the word!