Read to Succeed!
How to improve your child's reading skills
(More information about Springfield's PASS testing scores at: https://ed.sc.gov/data/pass/2013/show_school_pass_scores_grade.cfm?ID=1001081)
How Can You Help?
- Take books with you whenever you leave home. This will entertain your child while exposing them to literature. They can read when you are grocery shopping, sitting in a waiting room, or on a long car trip!
- Remember: once is not enough! Encourage your child to read his/her favorite stories multiple times to be able to read more accurately and quickly.
- Make reading enjoyable! Set up a special and relaxing location in your home designated just for reading.
- Don't forget to work on reading comprehension! Ask your child questions about the story as you read.
- Be patient! Allow your child to sound out the words before instantly correcting them.
- Help your child find stories that spark their interest.
- Make sure to set a good example: Take turns reading aloud at bedtime to show your child that you enjoy reading too!
(Information adapted from the US Department of Education and Reading Rockets. See more at https://www2.ed.gov/parents/read/resources/readingtips/readingtips.pdf and http://www.readingrockets.org/article/reading-tips-parents-first-graders)