The CHISD academics department recommends that parents:
- Encourage your child to read 20 minutes every day.
- Talk to your child's teacher if they need more help.
- Talk to them about their homework. Have them read the questions and answers to you.
- Don't forget, reading doesn't always mean books. Kids can read age-appropriate magazines or websites.
Check out these additional tips.
- Make sure your home has a lot of reading materials that are appropriate for your child. Keep books, magazines and newspapers in the house.
- Ask your child to read aloud to you.
- To check your child’s understanding of what she is reading aloud, occasionally pause and ask her questions about the characters and events in the story.
- Before reading to the end of a story, ask your child what he thinks will happen next and why.
- Ask your child to tell you in her own words what happened in the story you just read together.
- Promote a positive attitude about reading in your household.
- As you read to your child, point out spelling and sound patterns such as cat, pat, hat.
- When your child reads aloud to you and makes a mistake, point out the words he has missed and help him read the word correctly.
* Source: U.S. Department of Education