Studies show that there is a strong link between reading and school success. With that in mind, I am going to add reading to your child's daily homework. The amount of time spent reading may vary from day to day, depending on your family's extra-curricular activities. I only ask that you have your child read a minimum of 5 minutes each day.
In class, we have discussed three ways to read a book (listed below). Your child may read in of these ways; they are all valid and are equal in their importance.
1. Read the words
2. Read the pictures
3. Retell a familiar story
You may want to read with or to your child. This is an excellent way to complete this homework. Snuggling together as you read to your child is just an added benefit.
Thank you for your support. As I say to the children every day - we are in school to become smarter. With every word we read, every connection we make, and every problem we solve, we get smarter; that is our ultimate goal.
This post was written by Mrs. Levine
Horbec, Deb. (2012). The Link Between Reading and Academic Success. Australian Association for the Teaching of English.