Five ways to raise a reader:
- Read aloud to your child, even if they can read on their own.
- Let your child see you reading.
- Discuss books with your child.
- Let children have a choice about what they read for pleasure.
- Have books around the house.
The public library is a great place to get started. The Lawrenceville Branch
is right around the corner.How to choose a "just right" book:
Helping your child find a book that's on his or her reading level has never been easier just have your child follow these simple steps:
Children in second and third grades have learned this "five finger rule" for selecting books.
- Have your child read a page of text.
- As your child reads have him keep track of the words he doesn't know on his fingers.
- If your child can read all the words on the page, the book is too easy for her.
- If your child has difficulty with five (5) or more words, this book is too hard.
- If your child has trouble with two (2) or three (3) words on a page, this book is just right.