Hello My Name Is...
I am the Literacy Interventionist
at Thomas Jefferson. I work with students in grades 3rd through 6th. For the
past 37 years, I have been educating students. My philosophy is that "Every
child can learn". I am looking forward to a great
Listed below you will find tips for reading to and with children
in kindergarten through grade 3, also children in grades 4-6 from an article by
the National Education Association .
Tips for Reading to and
with Children in Kindergarten Through Grade
1. Keep reading to your child even
when he can read. Read books that are too difficult or long for him to read
2. Try reading books with chapters and talk about what is happening in
the story. Encourage your child to make predictions about what will happen next
and connect characters or events to those in other books or stories.
with your child about favorite authors and help her find additional books by
4. Talk with your child about stories using the notions of the
beginning, middle, and end of the story to organize thinking and discussion.
5. Introduce the pleasures of the public library. Let him browse. Get a
library card for her. Let him choose books that he wants, rather than books you
feel he should read. Buy books for children, too, as the basis for a home
library of their own.
6. Set a good example as a reader -- read every day at
home even if it is a magazine or newspaper.
Tips for Reading to and
with Children in Grade 4-6
1. Take turns
reading a book with your child.
2. Ask what part of the story or book your
child liked best and why.
3. Ask your child what type of mood the story or
chapter in a book creates. Ask how the author creates the mood. For example,
does she use certain words, events or settings that create a particular
4. Provide your child with a reliable home dictionary and
encyclopedia. Encourage children to look up subjects that puzzle or interest
them. In school, reading lessons include library research.
5. If your child
is not enthusiastic about reading, choose books on subjects sure to interest her
or him: books on sports, books of riddles or magic tricks, books on hobbies. Be
sure they are not too difficult for your child to read.
6. Set a good example
as a reader -- read every day at home even if it is a magazine or
"Make reading fun ---a time that you both look
forward to spending together."