Warming up the book

Meaning is vital and is the purpose for reading.Understanding the book, before and during reading, allows the reader to make informed guesses of unfamiliar words.

Before reading:

  • Discuss the title and cover of the book with your child.
  • Discuss the pictures of the whole book, or most of the book.
  • Ask your child to look for anything interesting in the pictures and talk about what might be happening at that point in the story. Ask-what do you think is going to happen in the story?
  • Relate the experience in the book to your child. Has this ever happened to you? Remember when ……What do you already know about…..?
  • Introduce new or difficult words and phrases to the discussion, e.g. ….. is another word for ….. , Do you know ………….? , It means ……………, ‘Day after day’ is the same as ‘every day’.
  • NOW your child is ready to read.
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