Ongoing assignments

Your child should be reading everyday either by him or herself or with an adult.  When the child is reading, you should be listening for fluency ( the rate a person reads, expression and correct phrasing and pausing).  You should also be asking the child comprehension questions about the beginning, middle and the end or the story.  You should be be asking the child to retell the story in sequence as much as possible without your help or reminders.  Be careful of too many pronouns ( he, she, they) as we need character names to be included as much as possible.  If you don't have the time to listen to the retelling, have the child write their answers so that you can check later.  Writing is such an important response to reading that we often forget to use this as an opportunity to continue the learning that is happening at school.