A big thank you to all those parents who are encouraging and working with their children on their weekly reading, spelling and mathematics homework tasks. All the evidence shows that the children who are supported like this at home will do even better in school, so a big thank you.
Have you tried Paired Reading with your child?
- Read aloud together with your child following their speed but adding in the correct expression
- Ask them to give you a signal when they feel confident enough to continue reading alone
- If they start to struggle then begin reading with them again
- Remember to ask them questions about the text at the end of each page
This strategy is particularly effective for reluctant readers or those who find decoding a challenge.