Tips for listening to children read

  • Allow your child to sound out and try to decode the word themselves if it is a green word
  • Tell your children words that can’t be sounded out
  • Clarify new vocabulary
  • Question your child about what they have read, get them to find information in the text and challenge them with harder questions (They have to predict or discuss feelings)
  • Promote reading fluently, using punctuation for pauses and expression
  • Don’t be afraid to share the reading of a text with your child. They will enjoy you reading to them and you will be modelling how to use expression and fluency.