Whether your child is reading on their own or you are reading aloud with them, consider giving kids the chance to choose books. Reading for pleasure means kids will read more and feel empowered to make their own choices when learning. Reading about things they are curious about—whether it’s dinosaurs, the subway, or the imaginary worlds of fairies—can lead to engaging conversations, questions, and hypotheses about how the world works.
1st grade reading is only the beginning of your child’s lifelong journey toward becoming an enriched, excited reader!
HOMER is here with the essential information you need to figure out how you can help your child succeed with their 1st grade reading adventures, as well as how to have fun with reading!
What Is Emergent Literacy?
Emergent literacy is the stage during which children learn the crucial skills that lead to writing and reading.
Literacy builds on the foundations of language to include the advanced ways in which we use language to communicate — primarily through reading, writing, listening, watching, and speaking with one another.
What Is Shared Reading?
Shared reading is a collaborative activity during which a child and a grown-up share the reading of a book in order to model strategies that proficient readers use.
Reading fluency, like so many other milestones in a child’s life, is something that can take kids a while to achieve. But with practice, consistency, and patience, your young learner will be reading with the best of them!
Our experts at HOMER are here to walk you through what reading fluency is, why it matters, and how to encourage your child down the path toward smooth, confident reading.