In last week’s newsletter I highlighted the importance of hearing your child read regularly. Children need to be able to read the words but equally as important is that they are reading for meaning. As the children understand what they are reading this will help with the enjoyment. It doesn’t matter if the child is reading or listening to the story asking a few questions as you go helps the children with their understanding. Before reading a book ask the children what they think it will be about and the type of story it might be. At the end they can talk about their favourite bit, or the best character, or whether it was what they were expecting.
Whilst reading there are lots of questions that could be asked and I have put a few examples below. It is important to keep the flow of the story as well so put questions in to natural breaks.