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Reading is Thinking!

Decode it!  Here are some resources you could use when reading with your children at home. For new readers, children learn to "decode" a word so they can read the word.  The strategies on the blue poster give the reader ways to figure out or understand a new word that they are trying to read. On the poster you have descriptions of of strategies like breaking up the word into the letter sounds, "chunk it" or "looking at the picture" on the page to get a clue to what the word means.  

Print this out and put it on your fridge to help your child read!     

Understand it!  Reading is more than just understanding the words, it is understanding the meaning of what you are reading. This red poster below has strategies to help students make meaning from what they are reading. These reading comprehension strategies are being used at school with all ages from grade 1-8. Understanding the strategies you use to make sense of what you are reading is called metacognition. Strategies such as summarizing, making connections, asking questions and making inferences are tools that all good readers use to understand what they are reading. 

Use these cues to help you ask your child questions about their reading.  Have fun reading!


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