Help your child to remember what he or she reads by building comprehension skills with writing activities that compliment and are correlated to The Family Readers learn-to-read phonics storybooks.
No learn-to-read program is complete without companion writing activities. Many studies show that eye-to-hand writing activities greatly enhance a child's ability to learn to read. The results?
We use the Writing Activities in conjunction with The Family Readers books to improve each student's reading comprehension. We discuss each book and reinforce its meaning with writing activities.
—Hester Rippy, Liason for the Lehi, Utah Public Library Literacy Center.
Because we used The Family Readers, our daughter's pre-first grade reading scores were eight times higher than average but her reading comprehensive score was average. The Writing Activities would have improved those scores drastically.
—Robert Stevens, President, WriteExpress Corporation
Not only did the Writing Activities help with students learning to read, it improved their spelling and language skills.
—Second Grade Teacher
Lay books flat on tables so their covers are visible and attract the children's attention.
Give your children something to look forward to by reading to them every day and at the same time if possible.
Have your children read out loud to you.
Listen carefully and make sure to praise your children's reading.
Even after your children can read on their own, keep reading to them so they can enjoy stories and books that interest them but are too hard for them to read by themselves.
Visit the public library often. Most libraries sponsor summer reading clubs with easy goals for preschool, primary and elementary students.
Ask questions (who were the main characters, what happened, what part of the book did they like best) but don't drill them too much on novel content. Summer reading should foster reading for pleasure.
Provide incentives and set an example by reading yourself.
Learn how to teach children to read by watching our FREE online parent training videos.