Mrs. Thomas' Reading Room

On this page you will find activities and resources to help with reading at home! ENJOY!

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7 things you should be doing as you're reading aloud to your child

1. Read the Title, Author’s Name, and Illustrator’s Name

2. Ask Your Child to Make Predictions

3. Ask Your Child What Is Happening In the Pictures

4. Move Your Finger as You Read

5. Ask Questions

6. Reread the same books again…and again…(and again)

7.Really enjoy the book with your child


***https://www.icanteachmychild.com/seven-things-you-should-be-doing-as-youre-reading-to-your-child/

Ways a parent can help a child learn to read

1. Let your child see you reading!

2. Look for appropriate word and reading games online to play with your child.

3. Ask your child to draw a picture or write about what happens in a story.

4. When you're reading a magazine or newsletter, ask your child to look on the pages for pictures that start with a certain sound.

5. Set aside a time and place for reading.

6. Visit your public library regularly.

7. Enjoy reading with your child.

8. Ask your child questions about the story as you read together.

9. Make a game out of finding words that rhyme or that start with the same sound.

10. After you finish reading a story, look back at a page and ask your child to find common words.

11. Teach your child to recognize his or her own name.


*Click here for a printable poster including these ideas.

http://www.fortheteachers.org/Printables/Parent_Help_Early_Reading_.pdf

Ways a Parent Can Help Their Child with Reading

1. Let your child see you reading!

2. Help your child find appropriate word and reading games on the computer.

3. Read mysteries with your child and try to figure our the clues together.

4. Movie version coming out? Read the book together first. then talk about which you each liked better.

5. Set aside a time and place for your child to read.

6. Visit your public library regularly.

7. Encourage your child to write.

8. Ask your child questions about what he or she is reading.

9. Ask your child to draw a comic strip about what happens in the story.


* Click here for a printable poster including these ideas.

http://www.fortheteachers.org/Printables/Parent_Help_Reading.pdf

Questions to ask your child when reading fiction

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Questions to ask your child when reading nonfiction

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interactive literacy calendars

Literacy Central has monthly calendars that link to digital resources and reading activities designed to spark a love of reading in children. You’ll find easy, seasonal ideas with quick links to free book resources ready to print, download, or play on a mobile device. Check them out!


Monthly Calendars

August 2018

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/calendars/august-2018-k-5-activity-calendar


September 2018

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/calendars/september-2018-k-5-activity-calendar


October 2018

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/calendars/october-2018-k-5-activity-calendar

free reading websites for kids

Actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children's books.

http://www.storylineonline.net


Popular children's books being read by famous performers.

http://readtomelv.com


Each book that is read through this site results in a book being donated to a charity for children.

http://wegivebooks.org


This website has many fun and free features for young readers.

http://starfall.com


Popular children's books read aloud.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/online-storytime-books-toys/379003588/


Discover books from around the world!

http://en.childrenslibrary.org


Short stories and a variety of other fun games for kids.

http://abcya.com


A collection of audio stories that can also be translated into other languages.

http://www.storynory.com


Register for a free account and get access to over 250 audio books.

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk