5 Written Questions
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Unless you are dramatically gifted, long stories can be hard to read out loud.
- Make a point to read books that are higher than your child's reading level, but still within their interest level.
- Gather around, turn off the lights, turn on a cozy lamp. Lay on pillows, be comfortable, but intimate.
- Keep the children engaged. Discuss the illustrations, on the cover, and on each of the pages. Ask them "What do you think this is going to be about?" "What do you think is going to happen?" And keep them involved by asking them every so often, "What do you think is going to happen next?"
- Make it like a daily vitamin for the children, read from a novel, a newspaper, a poem, a diary, a play.... just anything that will entertain them.
5 True/False Questions
Use lots of expression → If you can, and it fits, change the tone of your voice through out the story to fit the dialogue.
Be versatile with your approach → Always say the title of the book, the name of the author, and the illustrator, no matter how many times that you have read the book.
Make sure they can see the pictures → Set the children in a semi-circle around you, sit just above them, so that all the children can see, even the ones in the back row, who have to look over others' heads.
Before you read → If you think that the book is boring, then the children will know. You must read it all first.
Read with expression → Listen to yourself on a tape recorder. Improve the presentation with dramatic pauses, or by making your tone louder or softer. Add funny voices. Don't be shy in reading. They won't remember that you were being silly, they will just remember and interesting book.