How to Help
By Year Four, most children are reading more fluently out loud and can also read silently. Your child will need practice at both. To support your child, encourage them to tell you about what they have read to themselves; ask questions that probe a little deeper into the text. Also, encourage your child to ask questions about the vocabulary or content. When reading aloud to you, allow your child to make errors to encourage self-correction. If your child does not correct their mistake, then go back at the end of the sentence or page and discuss it. Also, encourage expression and tone as they read out loud. Please, support your child by listening to your child and/or discussing what has been read on a daily basis.
Developing Reading Preferences
Here are some recommended reading lists for your child to try. Reading aloud to your child is a good way to broaden the genres your child reads and also gives access to texts higher than their current level. Discussing favourite authors, types of genre and preferences are all important parts of reading.
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