• Letter Sounds: 

    There are "quick sounds" and "long sounds"  Quick are on and off... like the sound for t.   "t"  

    Long sounds can keep going like the sound for m.  "mmmmmmmmmm"

     

    Tip- avoid the schwa sound!  

    What is a schwa sound?  When saying a letter sound there is an extra "uh" after a consonant.

    Example- the sound for letter b would sound like "buh" instead of a quick "b" sound.  

     

    Read aloud to your child EVERYDAY!  

    The more exposure to books, the better.

     
     
    Questions and Discussion Starters



    Before Reading:
    ~ After looking at the title and headings, I think this book will be about...
    ~ I'm wondering if...
    ~The picture makes me think that...
    ~I already know some things about...
    ~What do you think this book is about?
    ~What are you wondering?
    ~Do you know anything about...


    During Reading:
    ~ This reminds me of...
    ~ I'm wondering about...
    ~ I'm picturing...
    ~ This makes me feel...
    ~ I predict that...
    ~ I noticed...
    ~ What are you thinking now?
    ~ What are you picturing?
    ~ Does this remind you of anything?
    ~ Why did you think that?
    ~ Have you ever...
    ~ What do you think will happen next?
    ~ What was your favorite part?  Why?
    ~ Who was your favorite character?  Why?
    ~ What did you like? Not like?
    ~ What did you learn?
    ~What was the most interesting? Why?


    After Reading:
    ~ I never knew...
    ~ I found... very interesting because...
    ~ This reminds me of...
    ~ My favorite part was... because...
    ~ My favorite character was... because...

     
Last Modified on May 18, 2021