Fairfield Public Library is a wonderful resource for summer reading materials and activities. Parents, family members, and family friends can encourage students to read in everyday situations. Young students often use context clues, the beginning letter of words, in the shape of words to guess what word is. For example, children recognize signs, advertisements, and labels of common household items, and often infer what word is. This is a great strategy!
It is also important for children to interact with other types of print such as magazines and books. In primary grades, teachers assess “concepts of print.” Here are some examples and questions you can ask your child regarding concepts of print.
- Does the child recognized the front of the book?
- Does the child know that the print, not the picture, is what is to be read?
- Does the child know that print is from left to right?
- Does the child know that at the end of the line they should return to the next line?
- Does the child have one-to-one matched with voice to print?
- Does the child understand the concept of first and last?
- Does the child know that the left page is read before the right page?
- Does the child know the meaning of a question mark?
- Does the child know the meaning of a period?
Feel free to stop by the school Facebook page and share what you're reading! Maybe you'll find others with similar interests who are looking for a good book. Have a great summer! Mrs. Schloss