Reading is important in every day life!
In First Grade, we are
constantly learning how to improve our reading skills, strategies, and
comprehension skills. We focus a lot on strategies and what to do if
you do not know a word.
Reading is fun! Please remember to make
reading fun at home, too! Read to your child and let you child read to
you! Below are guidelines on what to do before reading, while reading,
and after reading. When reading with your child, model "thinking
aloud." If you are modeling "thinking aloud" your child will begin to
practice the same strategy. Reading Strategies
Before Reading, While Reading and After Reading
at titles, pictures, and headings to see what the book is about. Tell
yourself what you already know from looking at the pictures. Decide
what you want to find. Predict what the author will say.
what the author is saying. Ask yourself if what you are reading makes
sense. Picture what the author describes. Identify the main ideas.
Predict what will come next.
Retell what you read in your own words.
Summarize the most important ideas. Ask yourself questions and answer
them. Picture in your mind what the author described. Decide what your
favorite part was.