How you can support your child's reading at home
All children engage in one our of explicit reading instruction daily. Each reading lesson at school has a focus and a purpose. The students are given time each day to read independently and practice the skill or strategy which is the focus for that particular lesson. The focus of each lesson is communicated through the reading intention.
The focus of our reading instruction may centre on either:
- Empowering children to read for pleasure which includes making appropriate text selections
- Strategies for decoding and word attack
- Strategies for comprehension
These components are equally important as they combine to develop articulate and highly competent readers.
Home reading is an essential component of our reading program as it provides children with an opportunity to further practice reading strategies, share learning with their families and develop a love of reading and sharing stories.
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