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Reading is an important part of you child's education. A lot of information that your child learns is processed through the act of reading and writing. Research has proven that one of the best ways to help children become better students and high achievers is to help them become better readers. Teachers may tell you that you need to read at home with your child. Listening to him/her read is not enough. Reading can open a conversation between you and your child. Guide him/her to increase understanding of what is read.
Click here to see an awesome visual graphic from Read Aloud.
In this CNN Opinion Article, James Patterson states that "The more kids read, the better readers they become." and he provides many resources, links, and ideas to help make this an enjoyable activity in your home.
The Twelve Systems of Strategic Action can help you guide your child in becoming a better reader. Regardless of the text, these actions can increase comprehension and fluency with just a little time and effort.
Hopefully the files and links below will help you help your child choose great books that he/she will enjoy reading.