5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- Gather around, turn off the lights, turn on a cozy lamp. Lay on pillows, be comfortable, but intimate.
- Make a point to read books that are higher than your child's reading level, but still within their interest level.
- Unless you are dramatically gifted, long stories can be hard to read out loud.
- Leave them at the cliffhanger, laughing at a joke, crying along, then just say, "more tomorrow" But make sure that you then deliver.
- Take turns reading to each other. Or have them read along with their own copies. Or take turns reading pages. This all depends on the age group of the children you are reading to.
5 True/False questions
Make sure they can see the pictures → Gather around, turn off the lights, turn on a cozy lamp. Lay on pillows, be comfortable, but intimate.
Ask questions as you read → 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.
Read aloud every day → 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.
Most common mistake → Reading to fast!!!! Make sure that you read slowly enough for the child to build mental pictures of what you just read. Slow down so that the child can see the pictures. Reading too fast leaves no time for the reader to use vocal expression.
Rhyming books are excellent → Make a point to read books that are higher than your child's reading level, but still within their interest level.