Reading Tips for 2nd Grade
One of the best ways to get better at reading is to read a lot! It is very important that your child read "just right" books at home every night for at least 15-20 minutes. Your child will be bringing these books home from school everyday. Because it is important for your child to also listen to what fluent reading sounds like, I encourage you to read to your child on a regular basis.
We work hard on becoming independent readers in 2nd grade! If your child asks for help on a tricky word, rather then telling him/her what the word is, encourage your child to be an independent word solver. Ask questions like: Does it sound right? Does it look right? Does it make sense?
Engage your child in conversations about books! Here are some discussion ideas you might want to try:
- What type of person is the character? Why do you think that?
- How would you feel if you were in the character's shoes?
- What do the character's actions tell you about the character?
- How has the character changed from the beginning to the end of the book? What caused this change?
Most importantly, have fun reading! :)
Last Modified on October 4, 2012