aside time to read at least 4-5 times a week. Yes…this might be a
struggle. Be consistent… this should be a
non-negotiable. By setting a number of pages goal of say… 5-10 pages per day, this gives you something concrete to work with . When the pages are read, they are done for the day.
incentives such as…
·Trade time for
something they love to do… certain number of pages read translate into minutes
to spend watching TV or playing video games.
·Or so many books read=
a trip to McDonalds or a park.
your child…he reads a page, you read a page.
parties” where every one brings a book and snuggles in a spot to read
their book. Sometimes just snuggling in next to mom or dad is enough
motivation to read for a while.
5) If your
struggling reader has a younger brother or sister, you have just scored big
time! Get them to read to their younger sibling(s).
you have an older reader in your home, have them read a picture
book. This means the stories are usually shorter (and less
intimidating) and probably at a lower reading level (which will make them feel
successful when they read it). They get practice reading and the
younger sibling gets the benefit of being read to… also very important!
Make sure your struggling reader is reading books that are interesting to them. Kids will read
if they find the book interesting. Don’t worry about reading “high quality
literature”. At this point, the goal is to get them reading… and the best way
to do that is make sure they are interested in what they read.
If the book your kid is reading (and enjoying) is part of a series, try
sticking to the series. A series gives your reader the same format, the
same characters, and often the same setting for several books. These
familiar things will help them understand the story more quickly.