Reading at home
The best way to support your child's reading at home is to listen to them read and share the book together. Having a chat about what's happening, checking unfamiliar words and asking questions about the book will really support your child's understanding.
When reading new texts, we are bound to come across new words and this is a great way to extend children's vocabulary. Below are a few ways to help children understand these new words.
Look for clues - Can you use the pictures and previous reading to help you?
Read around - Can you use the sentences around the word to help work out the meaning?
Get into the scene - Can you put yourself into the book and imagine what is happening, this could help you figure out the word?
Swap the word - Can you think of another word that would fit in? This might be a good way to help you understand.
Strategies to help understand new texts