Tips for Reading Success

  • Read one book at a time.
  • The book should be within in the child's zone.
  • The book should be interesting to the child.
  • While reading the book, the student should be constantly asking themselves questions to make sure they understand what is being read. If the student does not understand, go back and reread.
  • Don't rush through a book.
  • After a child is finished with the book, they should be able to answer these questions without looking back at the book:
    • Who were the main characters?
    • What was the setting? (When? Where?)
    • What was the problem in the book?
    • How did the characters solve the problem?
    • What happened at the beginning of the book?
    • What happened in the middle book?
    • What happened at the end of the book?
  • If your child can't answer these questions without looking at the book, consider rereading the book, or rereading the first couple of pages in each chapter.