READ, READ, and READ MORE!
Explore different genres: biography; autobiography, poetry; mysteries; non fiction; fiction; fantasy; science fiction; tales and fables
Engage in Picture Walks: review the pictures before reading the storyAsk questions before, during, and after reading: improve and increase comprehension of events, concepts, themes, plots, characters, and main ideas
Listen to books on tape to improve and increase: basic reading skills, decoding, fluency, vocabulary and sight word vocabulary; background information
Improve and increase comprehension: illustrate and discuss favorite scenes, characters, events, or action sequences
Develop and maintain reading stamina: increasing quantity and length of reading materials
Read for different reasons: directions and instructions, to play a game; perform science experiments, build an action figure; recipes to bake and/ or make something