Reading Strategies for HOME

Here are some strategies to use with your child during your reading time together.

RED- Parent reads
GREEN- Child reads

Echo reading- The parent reads and the child mimics the parent. This is super for beginning readers who need to learn to read with expression.

The dog ran down the street.
The dog ran down the street.

Cloze reading- The parent reads and randomly stops, so the child has to read the next word. The parent continues to read and stop again.

The dog ran down the street.

Word train- The parent reads a word, and the child reads the next word.

The dog ran down the street.

Flip-flop reading- The parent reads a sentence, and the child reads a sentence. As the child reads more fluently, the parent reads a paragraph, and the child reads a paragraph. Slowly progress to the parent reads a page, and the child reads a page. This responsive reading technique can continue well into the middle school years. It is a quick way to assess a child’s reading ability, and it keeps the child actively involved.

The dog ran down the street. The boy chased the dog past his neighbor’s house.

Stop-and-go reading- The parent and the child take turns reading after commas and punctuation marks at the end of the sentences. This is great for reading with older children. It really keeps them on their toes!

The dog ran down the street. The boy chased the dog past his neighbor’s house, around the corner, and into the woods.

THANK YOU!

The Scholastic Book Fair @ PES was a huge success! Thanks to the support from all the
parents, students, staff and community members, we sold $2424.38 at the Book Fair! We will get
$1700 back in books (hopefully more than 100 new books). Parents & PLES PTO bought 34 new books
to donate to classrooms. We had 5 wonderful parent volunteers that helped run the Book Fair. The
PES teachers are very thankful for all the wish-list books that were purchased for them to
support their classroom libraries. Another Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled at LES in the spring.