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Supporting your child's reading at home

Supporting your child's reading at home

 

'Reading mileage' 

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Research has found that early readers need to read about 600 to 1000 words a week to become competent readers!
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This is crucial, so lots of reading at home will contribute to your child’s reading mileage; it can be familiar books as well as new ones, comics, magazines, newspapers, the list is endless!!
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Familiar books - reading the same book 3-5 times improves a reader's speed, confidence and fluency. It helps them to understand the book, and to read in phrases without using a finger so please try to encourage your child to do this. It may sound a waste of time, and that your child needs to change their book as soon as it is finished but reading a text again really works, especially with early readers.
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THIS IS HARD!
Whenever your child is reading KEEP OUT, SAY NOTHING or as little as possible. If they pause, prompt them to work out the word
or give them a choice of 2 options one of which is correct or just tell them so that they can move on quickly and the flow of reading is not interrupted.
 
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